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Old 01-22-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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I was wondering what the chargers that have this fast charge mode do (or don't do) to shorten the charge cycle and will it shorten the life of a Lipo battery?
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The fast charge modes generally don't balance, and the way they determine the cut-off is a little less accurate than regular/balance charging.

See page 13 of this manual, shows a chart with different types of charging and what they each mean. For the iCharger, but probably similar on most others.

http://www.progressiverc.com/iCharge...+%20Manual.pdf
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Thanks for the reply, now I know why my charger is a bit slower than others (Dynamite Pasport Ultra). It dosn't stop charging at a1/5 or 1/10 of the charge rate, it always shuts down at .25A even at 8A. It dosn't mater if it is ballancing or not as it will do this with 1 and 2 cell batteries (I always ballance charge my 2 cells).
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