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Old 07-16-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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A couple of my lipos have been sitting for around 6 months. I noticed today one of the cases is split open. So I am guessing the battery is toast? Why do these things expand over time?
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How much charge did you have in them when you put them up? 50% to 80% for storage....
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How much charge did you have in them when you put them up? 50% to 80% for storage....
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I'm sure others will not agree with me, but I DO NOT charge to 100%, I pull it off at 80% or 90%, my point is what is the point of going to 100% if these do not fall off. I have an ICE charger and when it hits 80% it cuts the charging rate in half so if you have a 5000mah when the charging rate goes from 5.0 to 2.5, you just pasted 80%, and then in half again so 1.25 at 90%....

Oh... and I charge every time with a balancer....
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