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Old 02-25-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Lipo question?

Just curious what amp's do you guys charge your lipos at?? Just seeing how everyone charges them.
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Here we go again...... (probably going to get tons of replies)

If you have a charger that has the proper LiPo profile (cc/cv) then it will set it for you by way of what you input for the capacity (mah) and number of cells/voltage. The charger will start at 1amp for every 1000mah of the battery, what is referred to as 1c (5000mah starts at 5amps). As the charger gets close to sensing a peak voltage, it steps down the amps until its done.

That pretty much it... so it should be pretty easy.


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k kool. im switching from nihm to lipos and didnt want to spend hundreds of dollars and make a stupid mistake. I bought the team checkpoint charger btw.

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Here we go again...... (probably going to get tons of replies)

If you have a charger that has the proper LiPo profile (cc/cv) then it will set it for you by way of what you input for the capacity (mah) and number of cells/voltage. The charger will start at 1amp for every 1000mah of the battery, what is referred to as 1c (5000mah starts at 5amps). As the charger gets close to sensing a peak voltage, it steps down the amps until its done.

That pretty much it... so it should be pretty easy.


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Follow the charging instructions that come with your battery. As mentioned, your charge rate will change depending on the capacity of the battery and amond different battery manufacturers. There is no single correct rate for all batteries although you can use 1C as a basic rule of thumb.
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Unless your lipo states it is capable of 2C charging, stick with 1C or less. Most lipos are 1C charge rates. Charging at higher rates can damage your lipo and you'll get less life than sticking with 1C charge rate.

For a 5000mah lipo, 1C charger is 5000/1000 = 5amps. A 2C charger woul dbe 10amps. I have a TC 1030 charger too - you'll need a separate balancer unless you're running Orions and I'd still get one anyway.
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Follow the charging instructions that come with your battery. As mentioned, your charge rate will change depending on the capacity of the battery and amond different battery manufacturers. There is no single correct rate for all batteries although you can use 1C as a basic rule of thumb.
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