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Storing Lipo Batteries

Old 11-21-2011, 03:11 PM
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I'm brand new to the world of Lipo.

Just bought three (40c 5000mah) Batteries. How do I store them when I'm not at the track?

Are people putting them in the freezer? Is it better to have them fully charged?

Any info would be great help.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:24 PM
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around 80% charge is good, I keep mine in my lipo bag in the garage.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:34 PM
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Supposed to keep them at what they call a storage charge- something like 70 or 80%. Check with your documentation on that, and most good four button type chargers will do it for you. Supposed to keep them in a lipo bag for safety.

With me, I don't discharge, as I race nearly every week. I know which batteries are up or down or in between. Leaving them with whatever charge for a couple weeks shouldn't be to big a deal- hasn't been for me. For storage my choice is a US Military .30 cal ammo can. A .50 cal would be even better, but I get .30s really cheap.
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7.6 ~ 7.8v inside a metal lunch box.
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