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Old 09-27-2012, 07:50 AM
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How many of you guys storage charge your starter box lipo, radio lipo, and reciever lipo after a day of racing?

Between that and my e bug, I will have 5 batteries to storage charge every weekend. Haha.
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There was a recent mishap at the track I race at. There was no serious damage and I didn't see it personally, but, what I heard was the lipo charging sack was not effective.

I keep my lipos in a fire proof safe. I know it supposed to protect the contents inside from a fire outside, but, I figure it should work the other way too.
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I don't storage charge mine after a day of racing. Most of them get worn 20-60% down anyway. I simply don't charge them until the night before the next race.
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It is not recommended to store LiPo batteries fully charged. I store mine at between 40%-80% charge.
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After a heat race they are close enough to storage so I leave them alone.

After a main I usually put a storage charge on that one as it will be pretty low.

I don't worry about the one I have in my starter box. A friend had one burn up in his starter box on the way back from a state race in the trailer. I think it was because it was a soft case and had to have punctured it from bouncing around and hitting a sharp edge.

I would use a hardcase in a starter box for sure.
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My starter box lipo, after a weekend of racing, drains to about 75%. I just let it sit until the following race and then cycle/charge it.

The lipo in my Tx takes about 20hrs of use to physically drain down, because it's an overkill 2200mah. I can get a few race weekends out of it without needing to charge it, so I just let it sit instead of pulling it out.

The Rx lipos in my cars, those have to come out and get charged irregardless, because they drain down quick.
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My batteries are normally around 60% full at the end of the day, so no
storage charge needed in my opinion. If I have a few weeks in between using them, i'll put them in storage on my charger. Also all my batteries go in lipo sacks and in an AMMO box for extra security. Like my house the way it is STANDING
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Originally Posted by Rsickles View Post
My starter box lipo, after a weekend of racing, drains to about 75%. I just let it sit until the following race and then cycle/charge it.

The lipo in my Tx takes about 20hrs of use to physically drain down, because it's an overkill 2200mah. I can get a few race weekends out of it without needing to charge it, so I just let it sit instead of pulling it out.

The Rx lipos in my cars, those have to come out and get charged irregardless, because they drain down quick.
Really? I have a 2300mah rx lipo with two high voltage servoas, It can last one race day only though.
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