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dgp1957

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Lipo query
« on: June 18, 2018, 03:18:17 PM »

Hi vary unsure about lipo batteries, I have a new peak racing powerplant lipo battery 3s 4000may 45c battery and a new Overlander RC6-vsr charger, the charging process looks straightforward, however do I connect the balancing lead from the battery into the charger at the same time as I am charging the battery?
Also will I be able to charge the battery, then store it in a lipo safety bag for a couple of days?


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Re: Lipo query
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 03:34:28 PM »

Sorry, as the battery is 4000mAh, I charge at 4 amps, is that correct?
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Re: Lipo query
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 04:23:13 PM »

I don't have the same charger but mine does require both the balance cable and the main power cables to be connected. I have tried charging without either one connected and the charger is intelligent enough to know that the cables aren't connected and shows an error.


Unless you are in a real rush I wouldn't charge at 4amps. I charge mine at 1 amp and it take 4 hours. Charge it at 500ma and it will take 8 hours etc.


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Re: Lipo query
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 04:34:21 PM »

Cheers  :-))
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Re: Lipo query
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 06:40:32 PM »

So you can charge using some chargers without using the balance lead, but you are best off doing a balance charge in which it charges the battery then balances the cells, so plug it in.

Keeping your batteries in a Lipo bag is best practice. You don't have to take it out after a couple of days.

You will be fine to charge at 4 amps. Some batteries allow you to charge faster but a '1c' charge rate is typically fine for LiPos. 4000mah = 4ah so 1C is 4a.
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Re: Lipo query
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 07:11:29 PM »

Thanks guys, never used lipo's before, I thought I'd better ask first, better safe than sorry 😁
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Re: Lipo query
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 09:45:24 PM »

What's a 'lipo bag' please and what does it do?

I've never used a Lipo battery, hard over NiCad man, me............
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Re: Lipo query
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 01:25:45 AM »

Hi Kits
The "Lipo Bag" is a safety bag for charging and storing the batteries.

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Re: Lipo query
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 07:18:59 AM »

Hi Kits
The "Lipo Bag" is a safety bag for charging and storing the batteries.

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Thanks, I'll know to get one when/if I switch to LiPos.  :-))
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Re: Lipo query
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2018, 03:27:10 PM »

Your charger should also have a "storage charge" option. If your not going to use them longer than a few days you should put them into storage. It will charge or discharge the cells to approx 3.83-3.85v.
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