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Old 02-18-2017, 10:35 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I am new to the rc community and to the hobby as well!
And I need help with charging my lip battery...

Battery: 7.4v 6000mah 2S 25C
Charger: Imax b6ac balance charger/discharger

So my question is: The imax b6ac can only charge up to 5A, so is it safe if I only balance charge my battery up to 5A at 1C, I don't really care if it takes a long time to charge and that the battery is not fully charged, AND I DON'T WANT EVERYTHING TO GO BOOM so do you guys think it should be fine?

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1C would be 6Amps. 2C would be 12Amps. Charging at 1C or less would not hurt the battery at all. If it does anything, they would most likely last longer with a slower charge.

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Hi everyone,

I am new to the rc community and to the hobby as well!
And I need help with charging my lip battery...

Battery: 7.4v 6000mah 2S 25C
Charger: Imax b6ac balance charger/discharger

So my question is: The imax b6ac can only charge up to 5A, so is it safe if I only balance charge my battery up to 5A at 1C, I don't really care if it takes a long time to charge and that the battery is not fully charged, AND I DON'T WANT EVERYTHING TO GO BOOM so do you guys think it should be fine?

Thank you!!
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Oh ok so basically it will just take longer, i see... thank you very much for your answer have a great day!!
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Right!! When you double your Amp charge rate, you cut the charge time in half. So your 6000mAh battery will charge in about a hour (just using this as a reference- they will mostly likely take less time) at a 1C charge rate of 6 Amps.
Double the charge rate to 12 Amps or 2C & it will take around 1/2 hour or so.

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Oh ok so basically it will just take longer, i see... thank you very much for your answer have a great day!!
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Hello everybody
I'm just getting back into the game. I have a losi 8ight 3.0 and a tekin T8 Gen 2 2250kV Sensored Brushless Motor. Can someone please let me know what lipo battery I should be using. Thanks
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I'm just getting back into the game. I have a losi 8ight 3.0 and a tekin T8 Gen 2 2250kV Sensored Brushless Motor. Can someone please let me know what lipo battery I should be using. Thanks
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Makes sense. Thanks
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Depending on your ESC (speed control), I'd say you could use a 4S LIPO. I used to run the same motor with a Tekin RX8 ESC.
As far as the actual battery to recommend, that would mostly depend on what you're going to do. If you're just horsing around, then I would say take your pick of 4S LIPO's.
If you're racing, then I'd go with SMC, Pro-Match, or Maxx Amps & probably nothing below 5000Mah.

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