MaxAmps Turns 10
Congrats to our friends at MaxAmps.com on ten years in the RC battery biz! It’s hard to believe a full decade has passed since the frequent “Reader’s Choice Award” winner first appeared on the scene–as they say, time flies when you’re having fun! Cake image via coolibar.com
Spokane, Washington – This year MaxAmps is celebrating their 10th anniversary of making lithium polymer batteries for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and RC markets. The company has won the best battery award in RC Car Action magazine for the past seven years and is now the emerging leader in the UAV market. The company began in Else’s 2 car garage, where he would build battery packs after coming home from work as a mortgage broker. Else’s wife, Shannon answered phone calls and shipped out packages from the living room during the day.
“Sometimes I would be building batteries till two or three in the morning and then going to work the next day as a mortgage broker,” Else said.
Else started out building NiMh and NiCd batteries for the RC Airplane market and moved into the RC Car market quickly. “We were the very first company to offer lithium polymer batteries for the RC Car market,” Else explained. “Lithium polymer batteries offered many benefits over the NiMh and NiCd cells, including higher energy density and higher voltage under load.”
Else said passion is what makes his company great. “My favorite thing is working in an industry that I am passionate about,” Else said. “Work never feels like work when you love what you do.”
It’s also not unusual to see a few RC vehicles, including cars, trucks and multi-rotors buzzing around at MaxAmps during business hours. “It is a very fun place to work as all the employees are also hobbyists themselves,” Else said.
The USA-based company will continue to assemble all of their battery packs in the USA in order to create the best quality batteries. “Building our packs here in the USA also allows us to custom build a battery that is the perfect solution for our customers’ specific needs,” Else said. Looking forward, MaxAmps will continue to focus on building the world’s best battery, offering the very best customer service in the industry, and creating a “raving” MaxAmps fan-base
“Our goal is to remain the number one source for high quality lithium batteries for both the UAV and RC market and continue to grow every year,” Else said.