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Old 03-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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A bit confused, if my charger charges in Amps, why does my Orion battery pack say "charge rates up to 5C"? I used to charge at 6 amps why the C reference?

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Means you can charge it, in amps, at 5x the rated capacity.

6000 * 5c = 30000 mah or 30 amps
5000 * 5c = 25000 mah or 25 amps
4500 * 5c = 22500 mah or 22.5 amps


This differs from most 1c rated batteries since:

6000 * 1c = 6000 mah or 6 amps
5000 * 1c = 5000 mah or 5 amps
etc.,

IF your charger can put out that kind of power, do so with caution. Personally, I never go above 2c charging. Had one house fire in my life, don't care to have another.
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Thanks SG, man times have changed since the NiCad days but what used to be energy put into maintaining stuff is now put in math figuriing out how to use you LiPos..

These are still the better days!!!
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IF your charger can put out that kind of power, do so with caution. Personally, I never go above 2c charging. Had one house fire in my life, don't care to have another.
Good advice. I never charge at over 10amps, regardless of how many "C's" the pack could be charged at. Better safe than sorry.
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