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Old 07-20-2008, 10:34 PM   #1
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how do i slowly get a lipo back up to its volts if its too low? i have an orion 4800 and the volts are 5.80
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Charge it at low ampage.
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Charge it at low ampage.
how many amps for how long?
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how do i slowly get a lipo back up to its volts if its too low? i have an orion 4800 and the volts are 5.80
4.8 is what you should be charging it at.

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Be sure to charge it in a Lipo Sack or something fireproof, too - I've read a several stories online of peoples' batteries going nova when they were low voltage and they tried to slowly charge them back up. LiPos kind of scare me a little bit.
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Shirk & Kdeselms have it right.

To try and recover a lipo that has been discharge too low safty comes first. Try a lipo sack, ceramic jar or do it out side a safe distace from anything flamable.

Next start out at a low amp charge, about .5 amp untill the cells get back to a safe voltage then you can come back up to the std 4.8 amp charge.

If the pack is not damaged too much it will come back, even if it does seam alright watch it closely for the next couple of charges.
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Don't buy used batteries.
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Don't buy used batteries.
I you do buy used try to buy from guys you know and the ones you know take care of their packs. You can buy good used cells but it is always better to buy new or from someone you can trust took good care of their packs.
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I you do buy used try to buy from guys you know and the ones you know take care of their packs. You can buy good used cells but it is always better to buy new or from someone you can trust took good care of their packs.
I charged one of his used batteries under caution on thurs. for him and it swelled up ......
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I you do buy used try to buy from guys you know and the ones you know take care of their packs. You can buy good used cells but it is always better to buy new or from someone you can trust took good care of their packs.
That is what I told him, but he still insisted on buying two used packs from some stranger on the internet. One already puffed and almost blew and the voltage on the other is almost below 5. Kids these days, they don't listen to a thing you say.
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I had an SMC pack sitting at 5.9 volts and my turbo 35 charged it a very low rate until it hit 6 volts. If you really want to recover it you can try someone who has a Lipo turbo 35 GFX. That was from my own experience.
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when/if the pack swells.....will it swell slowly or will it just go up in flames?
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when/if the pack swells.....will it swell slowly or will it just go up in flames?

I have no idea really never watched one swell. Did the second one swell ?
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A pack can swell and never catch on fire. I have seen an orion 4800 swell up and look like an acordian. The guy charged it on Nimh setting by accident.
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why not thow it in the garbage and save your buddies face thats pits next to you.
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