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Old 09-20-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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Hello I'm trying my hardest to understand charging these things. I've just upgraded to lipo batteries and I'm pulling my hair out reading the pages and pages of info about charging and balancing them. I was wondering if anyone could help me out?

The batteries I'm running are (hpi racing plazma)
7.4v-4000mAh-20c-lipo

I have a balance charger and not sure if I'm charging correctly. Do I have to set it to balence every time I charge or every now and then? Also for this battery what values should my charger be at I.e voltage, chargimg current etc!

If possible I would appreciate someone explaing this to me In super simple terms as the penny isn't dropping at the moment!!

Thanx for your time everyone...
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Hello I'm trying my hardest to understand charging these things. I've just upgraded to lipo batteries and I'm pulling my hair out reading the pages and pages of info about charging and balancing them. I was wondering if anyone could help me out?

The batteries I'm running are (hpi racing plazma)
7.4v-4000mAh-20c-lipo

I have a balance charger and not sure if I'm charging correctly. Do I have to set it to balence every time I charge or every now and then? Also for this battery what values should my charger be at I.e voltage, chargimg current etc!

If possible I would appreciate someone explaing this to me In super simple terms as the penny isn't dropping at the moment!!

Thanx for your time everyone...
Here is a thread I started some good info
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Hello I'm trying my hardest to understand charging these things. I've just upgraded to lipo batteries and I'm pulling my hair out reading the pages and pages of info about charging and balancing them. I was wondering if anyone could help me out?

The batteries I'm running are (hpi racing plazma)
7.4v-4000mAh-20c-lipo

I have a balance charger and not sure if I'm charging correctly. Do I have to set it to balence every time I charge or every now and then? Also for this battery what values should my charger be at I.e voltage, chargimg current etc!

If possible I would appreciate someone explaing this to me In super simple terms as the penny isn't dropping at the moment!!

Thanx for your time everyone...
The battery you mentioned above charge it with these settings this will also give you a longer cycle life .

0.5 c -1c meaning the 4000mah pack at either 2amps or 4 amps but no more that the max capacity of the battery which is 4000mah which =4amps the lower and slower the better .

Always balance the pack as well .
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The battery you mentioned above charge it with these settings this will also give you a longer cycle life .

0.5 c -1c meaning the 4000mah pack at either 2amps or 4 amps but no more that the max capacity of the battery which is 4000mah which =4amps the lower and slower the better .

Always balance the pack as well .
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