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    charging question???

    somebody told me that you can charge a lipo at the highest amperage that ur charger can go and it won't hurt the battery at all..
    like if you have a charger that goes up to 7amps you can charge ur lipo at that amount of amps

    is this true

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    Some brands can be charged at higher amps like my Hyperion EX's that will handle 5C charge rate (5000mAh x 5C = 25 amps) but for most packs you should use a 1C rate (5000mAh x 1C = 5 amps) or you may shorten the lifespan of the pack.
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    no thats wrong
    eg 3000 3a. 3200 3.2a like the other guy said it will ruin your bat if you go over the right amp.
    Last edited by skaterpie; 06-10-2012 at 03:45 PM.

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    Traxxas LiPos have a recommended charge rate of 1C and a maximum charge rate of 2C.
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    k thanks and how often does a lipo need to
    balanced

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    Balance it every time you charge it.
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    oh ok .. i have a lipo charger but it doesn't have a ballancer but my friend has a charger with a ballancer

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    There is an option you have for balancing your LiPos while still using your existing charger. You just need a stand-alone balancer, like this Blinky Balancer shown here:
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXMRZ9

    This way, you can balance your LiPos while charging them so you don't risk overcharging any single cell in the pack. Don't let your friend have all the fun..
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