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Old 12-17-2009, 04:34 PM
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Hey guys, I am pretty new to the lipo game and I just received my batteries and charger. Now my question is I fully charged one pack but as soon as I started driving my truck it started raining. So I really only used the pack for a minute or two. Can I just store the lipo battery fully charged for a couple of days or do I need to discharge it or something. Sorry for maybe a stupid question but I do not want to mess up my new lipos
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No need to discharge it if its only going to be a couple of days. Just leave it as is and when it gets dry, you'll be back where it was when you stopped.
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Awesome... Thanks for the fast reply
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You're welcome.

I'm in similar situation - got new rc and new lipos, got to run it yesterday for a little while and now rains moved back in and it literally rained all day here. I just switched it off, unplugged the lipos (make sure you unplug them from esc - otherwise they'll be drained even though esc is off) and put it away for a better day.
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Originally Posted by Duster_360
No need to discharge it if its only going to be a couple of days. Just leave it as is and when it gets dry, you'll be back where it was when you stopped.
How many days of non-use would require a discharge for storage?
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Depends on the brand, storing for months at a time on all of my hk packs is ok anywhere from 50% to 90%, but thats me and my batterys, find your manufacturers recommendations and follow those, if you have a problem with them then you can contact them afterwards.
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Hard to be precise, but the only brand I've seen with more sensitivty about sitting are SMCs. They don't like to sit at full or near full conditions according to what I've seen posted by them.

Me personally, I would go to store mode after a week, but there's nothing magic about that, just personal preference and what seems to have worked for me. I do check any of mine that are just sitting (check cell voltage, not just total) and if I see any changes, then I'll cycle them - charge them, then run them, then charge for storage again. I've been using 80%, but again, nothing magic about 80%, I've seen 50-80% quoted frequently.

If your lipos came with any advice, follow that, the manufacturer should know whats best for his lipos.
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Suggest storing at a controlled/room temperature. Lipos particularly don’t like being at full charge while cold.
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