Battery Chemistry & Voltage
For best results, we recommend using Lithium Polymer (LiPo) or Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery packs for KRYTAC airsoft electric guns (AEGs).
Nickel-metal Hydride (NiMH) and Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) battery packs are generally not preferred due to their lower performance compared to LiPo and Li-Ion. A high quality 9.6v NiMH battery pack from a reputable manufacturer may work but you will experience reduced performance compared to LiPo or Li-Ion battery packs.
LiPo and Li-Ion battery packs for general airsoft use are available in two voltages, either 7.4v or 11.1v. Most KRYTAC AEGs in their original factory configuration are designed for use with an 11.1v battery pack.
Some factory configurations, such as KRYTAC AEGs specifically designed for low power output (KRYTAC ALPHA series, so-called "350 FPS" models, or models for countries with such restrictions on energy output) are intended only for use with a 7.4v LiPo/Li-Ion battery pack. We do not recommend using an 11.1v LiPo/Li-Ion battery pack with these configurations.
KRYTAC AEGs produced prior to June 2020 use the standard mini Tamiya battery connector.
KRYTAC AEGs produced after June 2020 use a T-Plug ("Deans") battery connector.
There may be exceptions in some worldwide markets that have chosen to keep the mini Tamiya connector on certain models.
The officially licensed Barrett REC7 series has used T-Plug battery connectors as standard since its launch in April 2020.
Battery Output Advisory
For KRYTAC AEGs other than those designed only for 7.4v LiPo/Li-Ion battery packs we recommend a battery pack that does not exceed 30 Amps for best performance. Using a battery pack that exceeds this may result in firing more than one BB at a time when set to Semi-Automatic mode, which is a symptom of "overspin".
To determine the amperage, you will need to know the battery pack's capacity in milliamp hours (mAh) and the C rating. Multiply the capacity by the C rating, then divide the result by 1,000.
For example: 11.1v, 1,400mAh 20C LiPo battery pack:
- Capacity: 1,400mAh
- C rating: 20C
- 1,400 × 20 = 28,000
- 28,000 / 1000 = 28
- = 28 Amps
Specific Battery Recommendations
We don't normally make specific battery recommendations. Battery manufacturers can change their specifications at any time without warning.
However, look in to battery packs made by Titan Batteries.
We highly recommend using a quality, balancing smart charger to properly charge and maintain your LiPo or Li-Ion battery pack.
Battery Fitment / Dimensions
Please see our Help Desk article regarding Battery Compartment Dimensions.