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Old 02-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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Does anyone remember what amps I should set my Ice Charger for an Orian 4800 mAh lipo? Also how long should I charge it? Been like 4 years since I used this stuff. New Track in Ft. Myers Florida has me getting my RDX ready to race again.
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I have an Orion 4800 for 5 years now and always charge it at 4.8amp and its still going strong. Around 5 amps is ok.
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Does anyone remember what amps I should set my Ice Charger for an Orian 4800 mAh lipo? Also how long should I charge it? Been like 4 years since I used this stuff. New Track in Ft. Myers Florida has me getting my RDX ready to race again.
If you dont know the max charge rate on a battery or if it's an old battery rule of thumb is 1c charge rate. for ex.
3000Mah = 3Amps
3300Mah = 3.3Amps
4500Mah = 4.5Amps
5000Mah = 5Amps
5400Mah = 5.4Amps

And its always alright to charge under 1c.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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true, 1c is the best rate to charge, if you charge above 1c, it will seriously reduce the battery recharge life, or damage it permanently, and you have to throw it out.
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