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    Beginner Question

    If I try to charge a lipo with the original ez peak, it would basically ruin it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlashNoob509 View Post
    If I try to charge a lipo with the original ez peak, it would basically ruin it right?
    Well, you'd basically start a fire...
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    Ok. Thanks

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    Do you know why that is? Is there any way to make it able to charge lipos? I don't really want to have to buy another charger just for lipos

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    LiPos are a pretty temperamental battery chemistry. You have to have a special charger that balances the cells properly. Otherwise they like to BURN.
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    It's not only the balancing, it's the way the battery charges, aka the charge algorithm (step-by-step procedure for calculations.)
    A NiCd or NiMH pack is charged by peak detection. Basically, the charger detects when the pack can't be charged any more and then stops charging. The voltage drops from 1.5 - 1.6 volts per cell generally down to 1.4 - 1.45 volts per cell.
    A LiPo uses a whole different charge method called constant current-constant voltage (CC-CV or CC/CV) algorithm. I'd post more about it, but even though I know what it means and does, it still makes my head swim. Besides, it is enough to know that LiPo batteries require LiPo chargers or baaaad things happen.
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    What he said! ^^
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    Alright. Thanks

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