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Old 03-29-2008, 08:36 PM
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Is there anyway to charge my pack at a higher amperage then the way it sets it up? I have a race spec 3200 and have set up the charger accordingly.

Personally I would like to charge at 5amps in between races because I only have one Lipo and there isnt enough time to charge at 3.2 amps

If I set it up as a 5000mah pack will it charge at 5a?


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Old 03-31-2008, 12:37 PM
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Not recommened and if any body catches you trying this at a race in the pits, you'll probably get thrown out. Li-Po's should be charged at 1C only. 2C can be done but only with the manufacturers approval and by following specific rules set forth by them.

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the manufacture says that the battery I have can be charged at 2C, but I do not know how to set it up on the charger.


So my question is: Is setting the charger at a higher mah is the only way to control how many C it charges at? or is there another way that I do not know about?
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a 2C charge rate would be 6.4 on a 3200 . The hyperion max's out at 6 amps.

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Ok so setting it at a higher mah will charge at a higher amperage? or is there another way to change the charge rate?

that is all that I want to know.

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No you need to adjust the amp setting but on the 0606i it will not let you charge at 2C you would need the EOS1210i to do that. Your best safest bet is to only charge at 1C.

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ok so i bought the wrong charger...

I guess I figured a charger that does Lipo wouldn't be so restrictive!

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Guys,

Jason knows what he is talking about and remeber it is always better to error on the side of caution.
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Originally Posted by lercs
ok so i bought the wrong charger...

I guess I figured a charger that does Lipo wouldn't be so restrictive!

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The charger is made like this because many Li-Po's out there shouldn't be charged at 2C. Ours can if you use a balancer. But in all reality your only going to shave maybe 10 to 15 minutes of the charge time by doing so. Hyperion makes one of the safest lines of chargers and as far as I'm concerned you should and you really only need to be charging at 1C. Rushing the process will only lead to problems.

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I have the 0606I charger and I love it and like jason said charging at 2c wont save you much time. I had a guy at the track charge his at 2c next to me and he only finished about 5 mins. before me.
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Well I was sitting beside a guy charging at 2c and he was at 8.4v way before me.

I am more worried about trying to get through a night with only one pack. and racing every 30 minutes.

charging at 1C means it would take 1 hour, 2c means half that time does it not?

3200mah/3.2a = 1 hour

3200mah/6.4a = .5 hour
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Nope it's not going to cut the time in half. Like we have said maybe 10 minutes most will get nocked off the time. If you worried about making it thru a night I would suggest that you get another pack or two like most racers. This a much safer solution than trying to rush the charge procedure.

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