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Old 07-07-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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So if you couldn't guess i'm new to rc. I just got a new hitec 4x charger and some lipos. My question is, If I have 2s batts and one is 4000mah and one is 2400 do I charge them at 4 amps and 2.4 amps? I read the beek for the charger but I just don't quite get it. Thanks for the help!
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So if you couldn't guess i'm new to rc. I just got a new hitec 4x charger and some lipos. My question is, If I have 2s batts and one is 4000mah and one is 2400 do I charge them at 4 amps and 2.4 amps? I read the beek for the charger but I just don't quite get it. Thanks for the help!
looks like you got it....
general charging for lipos is 1c (capacity)
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So that's what that means? You charge lipos at 1x the capacity so, take the first 2 numbers of the capacity and that's the amps to charge at? Will the charger stop when the battery is full?
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yes, charging will stop when full...

1000mA = 1A "m" is milli or 1/1000
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What will charging at a lower amp do? I mean if batt is 4000mah and I charge it at 1amp will it not get full or does this just charge it slower but to the same capacity?
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longer charging time...
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Is there any advantage to charging slowly? Or should you just always charge at 1c? Thanks for all the help, stuff has changed ALOT in 20 years!
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There's no advantage to charging at less than 1C.
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You should read this -


http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html
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