Our story started in a 2-car garage back in 2004. I had decided to start building my own batteries to fuel my RC addiction. One night, I thought I might try throwing one of my personally made batteries on eBay. Maybe I could make enough money building batteries for other RC enthusiasts to fund some of the hobby for myself. I was shocked the next morning when I woke up and saw that the battery pack had sold. From there, I had to talk to my wife, Shannon, about spending $500 (almost all our savings at the time) to buy battery cells in bulk so that I could build them into battery packs and sell them on the "internet". Of course, she thought I was crazy. After several hours of discussion, MaxAmps was born.
In the beginning, Shannon would answer phone calls and questions during the day while I worked full time as a mortgage broker. At night, I would build batteries and work on the website and building the business, sometimes till 2-3 in the morning. While learning more about batteries, we went through several batches of bad cells that almost ruined our reputation as a company. Frankly, looking back on it, the quality of the batteries I was building in the beginning were horrible. There were times that we had to call and refund customers for entire batches of LiPo cells. The company did not make a dime for at least 3-4 years in the beginning as we were paying for mistakes and trying to dial in the systems to create the very best battery packs that we could. I am so thankful for the customers that were willing to stick with us in the beginning in spite of all our setbacks. Through this process of trial and error, we have created award winning batteries that are the highest performing batteries in the world.
We are passionate about being the worldwide leader in high performance Lithium Polymer battery solutions.
Since 2004, MaxAmps has become the proven leader in providing the RC, UAV, Aerospace, and Robotics industry with high-powered solutions. Out of all the battery suppliers on the market, we were the very first to offer LiPo batteries for RC cars. When the UAV and drone market began, we were poised to be the industry leader for the aerospace industry by providing the most energy dense batteries available anywhere in the world. We assemble all our packs here in the USA and build them to order with factory fresh cells so that you don't get a pack that has been sitting on the shelf for months or even years. You can order it any way you want, including cells, plugs, wire, and even the wrap around the battery can be customized to your specific needs and configuration.
As far as safety goes, all LiPo packs are not created equal. LiPo cells are graded from A to F from the factory. We only use A grade cells, which are more expensive but worth it in both safety and performance. Since we hand build our packs here in Spokane, Washington and we quality check every pack at least 3 times during the assembly process, our quality control is the best in the industry. We use very thick high-temperature Kapton tape to cover every connection in the pack. This minimizes the risk of an internal short. Some manufacturers are using black electrical tape, masking tape, or no tape at all. We use a unique, proprietary method to attach one cell to the next. This lowers the resistance of the connections between cells and insures the highest discharge possible from each individual cell. Other manufacturers are connecting cells together by using a simple "spot weld" on each tab. This is inconsistent and can cause serious balance issues between cells. More importantly, it causes excess heat buildup and lowers the performance of the pack. We also pre-match all the cells in the pack with other cells of the exact same voltage to minimize future balancing issues.
Our quality and service are hands down the best in the industry. We back it up with a lifetime warranty. There are thousands upon thousands of loyal MaxAmps.com customers out there that will not buy batteries anywhere else. Our customer service is second to none. We are always available to take phone calls and answer questions via email or live help on the website. We realize that our customers are our lifeblood. We will do whatever it takes to make you happy before and after the sale.
We use our own MaxAmps cells in our packs. They have been race proven over the past 17+ years. They are superior in capacity/weight ratio, discharge voltage under load, and life cycles to any other cell on the market. We constantly test new cells and new technology to be sure we are always offering the very best.
Investing in a MaxAmps pack will be the best battery decision you ever made. You will get better performance, more cycles, and more fun with MaxAmps. Welcome to the MaxAmps Family!