Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
LiPo charging help. please!! >

LiPo charging help. please!!

LiPo charging help. please!!

Old 03-19-2007, 02:29 AM
  #1  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: australia
Posts: 295
Default LiPo charging help. please!!

i have bought some Maxamps Lipo 5500mah 2S5P 7.4V Saddle Pack. i currently have the Team Orion Advantage Charger (updated version). what settings should i charge the pack at?

thx
myk505 is offline  
Old 03-19-2007, 02:36 AM
  #2  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: australia
Posts: 295
Default

one other thing, the advantage charger charges a 2S battery. will my maxamps 2S5P saddle pack definately work with this charger?
myk505 is offline  
Old 03-19-2007, 03:17 AM
  #3  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (-1)
 
PeteB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 477
Default

Hiya,

You should confirm all this with the instructions for the charger and battery, but look for the CC-CV setting (constant current, constant voltage), and then set the charge rate to 5.5amps (which is 1C of a 5500mah pack). That should get you started. Also, NEVER leave a charging lipo alone, and you should charge it in a metal container. I use locking cash-box with some holes drilled in the side for the charge leads. You should be able to one from a stationary supply shop or similar.



Pete
PeteB is offline  
Old 03-19-2007, 05:01 AM
  #4  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: australia
Posts: 295
Default

Originally Posted by PeteB

but look for the CC-CV setting (constant current, constant voltage),

Pete
where do i look for this?

thanks
myk505 is offline  
Old 03-19-2007, 05:11 AM
  #5  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (-1)
 
PeteB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 477
Default

Originally Posted by myk505
where do i look for this?

thanks
it should be a charging option, other common options are "linear" "step" or "pulse" charging , and CC-CV is specially designed for Lipo batts. Do not use any other chraging method, or you will kill the battery and probably the area close to where is was being charged (which is why you should always charge it in a metal box)

Id check the charger manual for the menu diagrams to figure out where this option is in the menus.

Pete
PeteB is offline  
Old 03-19-2007, 08:41 AM
  #6  
Tech Addict
 
MrBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: OC
Posts: 746
Default

Originally Posted by myk505
i have bought some Maxamps Lipo 5500mah 2S5P 7.4V Saddle Pack. i currently have the Team Orion Advantage Charger (updated version). what settings should i charge the pack at?

thx
Yes this charger will charge that battery.

Yes you just need to set the charger to Lipo setting it will only charge 2S batteries (7.4V)

I would set the capacity at 5500mAh and you should be fine.
MrBlack is offline  
Old 03-19-2007, 05:05 PM
  #7  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (2)
 
rcdy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Agusan del Norte
Posts: 547
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

for orion advantage:
set it to lipo mode, charge it at 5.5amps thats all.
rcdy is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.