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Old 09-23-2008, 10:50 PM   #1
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I just switched to LiPos with a smc 5000mah battery and ICE charger. I was wondering if anyone with a lipo battery and same charger could help me with the setup in efficiency charging. I have it set to 5000mah, but charging is agonizingly slow.

Liop 5000mha
7.4V
charge 1.0A
discharge 2.0A
discharge cuttoff 3.0V
cuttoff temp 90
max charge charge cap 100%
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I just switched to LiPos with a smc 5000mah battery and ICE charger. I was wondering if anyone with a lipo battery and same charger could help me with the setup in efficiency charging. I have it set to 5000mah, but charging is agonizingly slow.

Liop 5000mha
7.4V
charge 1.0A
discharge 2.0A
discharge cuttoff 3.0V
cuttoff temp 90
max charge charge cap 100%
Max out your charge rate which will end up being 5.0A. As you've noticed charging at 1.0A is very slow for that size battery.
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LiPos should be charged at a 1C charge rate, this means whatever mAh battery you have you can charge it at X.Xamps. 5000 = 5.0amps, 3600 = 3.6amps etc....1amp will take forever.
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Great, that sounds simple enough.

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The Ice has one of the better manuals out there for a charger. It explains a lot about the diff batt types. Its worth reading, especially if you're unfamilar with batt you're charging.
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you charge everything lipo at 1 c, so for a 5000 it's 5 amps for a 2100 it's 2.1 amps.
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