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Old 05-24-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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Are their any benefits to this other than a faster charge time? I've been told to find a charger that can charge a lipo at 10 Amps. This will be my first lipo setup will be used for 2wd buggy, touring and 1/12.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:45 AM   #2
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There is one significant danger - charging cells at too high a rate can damage them or even cause a fire.

Make sure your cells are 100% guaranteed to be suitable for charging at 10A. General advice now is to charge cells at 1C (the capacity rate), for a typical 5000mAh pack that is 5A.
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SMC claim that you can charge their cells up to 3C but don't recommend it as it shortens the cells life. Instructions i got with my new 5200 40c battery.

"We recommend a charge rate of 1C to 2C... Our packs are known to be capable of accepting 3C however this may reduce cycle life."

so in theory i could charge it at 15Amps
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so basicaly, all you get is faster charge and that's it. No real advantage.
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so basicaly, all you get is faster charge and that's it. No real advantage.
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10A up Charger in need ready !
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