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Old 12-31-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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Hey fellas, quick question. Is it normal for the voltage to go down when putting a storage charge on a battery? When I started the storage charge the cells showed about 4.14v and now 30 minutes later it shows 4.01v. I doubled checked to make sure it wasn't on discharge mode. Is this normal and if so what voltage reading should the cells reach when the storage charge is complete?

Maybe I should just recharge the battery instead. Thoughts?

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The storage charge will leave the batteries in a part charged state. My charger (much more legend) leaves the battery at 8volts (2s reciever pack).
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Hey fellas, quick question. Is it normal for the voltage to go down when putting a storage charge on a battery? When I started the storage charge the cells showed about 4.14v and now 30 minutes later it shows 4.01v. I doubled checked to make sure it wasn't on discharge mode. Is this normal and if so what voltage reading should the cells reach when the storage charge is complete?

Maybe I should just recharge the battery instead. Thoughts?

Thanks!

Yes 100% normal for the voltage to drop when using store mode. Pending how much juice the pack has you might need to add some Mah to get up to Store charge.

Always keep your pack in "Store" mode when not in use....If im Racing On Wednesday and Sunday I will put my packs into Store for the couple days and re-peak the night before or the day of the race.

Most lipo's store charge voltage is between 3.7 and 3.9v per cell
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Excellent, thanks guys!
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