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Old 04-23-2015, 10:04 PM
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I wanted to get some feedback on some suggestions on the best
ways to discharge your Lipo Packs...Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Ivan Dickson View Post
I wanted to get some feedback on some suggestions on the best
ways to discharge your Lipo Packs...Thanks in advance.
Use chager with dischare mode. Discharge to 3volts per cell, charge for storage. Discharge for discarding a bucket of saltwater for about a week.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:30 AM
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You should store them at 3.8V per cell.

Discharge down with my charger to low 3's and then balance back up to 3.8V is my method.
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LiPo does not have to be discharged....
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:39 AM
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If I won't use the lipo for 2 weeks do I need to discharge it?
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I just Store Charge mine regardless if they are above or below 3.8V if I'm not going to use them for atleast a week. Bitter experience got me into using the storage program on my LiPo's as I charged 2 x 3S packs that I was gonna use a few days later but I then never got to use them and I forgot all about them for a long time and then when I wanted to use them again they had swollen up so they were ruined.

We have a saying here in Denmark an it might not translate too well but I'll give it a go.

Danish version: Af skade bliver man klog, men sjśldent rig.
English version: You learn from damage done, but rarely get rich from it.

Might be worth mentioning this is a very old saying, it was create long before everyone started sueing everyone for everything and it most likely refers to back in the day when farmers and inventors experimented with various things to see what worked and what didn't work but it's still widely used in everyday danish today as well.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Ivan Dickson View Post
I wanted to get some feedback on some suggestions on the best
ways to discharge your Lipo Packs...Thanks in advance.
In what situation are you needing to discharge?

If you just want to store after a meeting, then either take the packs down to 7.6-7.8V (2s pack) or leave them as they are when they come off the track.

If discharging for taking on a flight I discharge to 6.4V on my charger.

The problem with discharging to low voltages on a proper discharger is that they always do them as a pack and don't measure the individual cells so there's always a risk that you might take one of the cells below 3V.
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Originally Posted by bogartdexplorer View Post
If I won't use the lipo for 2 weeks do I need to discharge it?
No discharge, just storage. Most new chargers have such a setting, if not and you have an empty battery just charge it with a LiFePo program. It will charge it to 3.9 volt
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When I have a completely juiced pack I'll throw it in something fun like my rustler to discharge. When I'm done I just throw them on the charger in storage mode.
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Discharging lipo's. A good manufacture charger has discharge mode, it stops when the average of all cells at 3v. Storage mode charge lipo's to 3rd of its capacity. Storage voltage if storing over 1 month or more.

Know you chargers capabilities you wont have problems. NiCd, NiMh, Lipo's, Pd batteries, Fine. I even use mine as a trickle charger on my ATV, Jetski, and motorcycle, just setting at 1amp. Just use it as trickle charger.
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Unless my Lipo's are showing signs of wear that benefit from cycling, I do not plan on discharge them with my charger. I keep them around 3.83-3.85v at all times while not in use.
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Pb charging is a great feature too. I use it for trickle charging car batts as well.
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Use this thing
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I made a 200 watt discharger I use with my 208b. It has 30 watt built in but the charger gets really hot and they are known to burn out from the discharge cycle.
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Use this thing
Did you make that? or where did you buy it?
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