Originally Posted by Warlock
LIPO ready means that the gearbox and other components has been reinforced to withstand the use of high voltage and high power batteries of up to 11.1 volts and can consequently be used at high ROF. Using high power LIPO in a non LIPO ready gun would create too much stress on some parts and could cause failures.
Ummm you can get 11.1volt batterys that are not Lipo fyi, so being "lipo ready" does not mean that its been built for the higher voltage. Being lipo does not = more voltage. Considering that there are several 7.4v lipo batteries out there.
The biggest difference between Lipo and non-Lipo in simple terms is how much power is readily available (more amperage per say). A regular battery provides about 22, where a lipo is 50, a typical airsoft motor draws around 32. Hence why a non-lipo battery typically heats up and drains faster then a lipo does as the motors is working harder on less available amperage. There a huge write up here on ASc about Lipo's with a link to a great review on them. Best to read up there first before giving out false information.