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    Lipo discharge?

    What are the reasons to discharge a Lipo ?i know they don't have the memory problem the old one had. My charger doesn't discharge so what are my options

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    If you are not going to be using it for 2 or more days,it should be kept at 3.85 v per cell.that is storage voltage.
    That is best for the health of the battery


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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    Options?

    Run it in the vehicle... or find a way to hook a light of the proper voltage to it.
    BE SURE TO MONITOR CELL VOLTAGES IF USING THE LIGHT METHOD.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    To discharge a Lipo , I use a 1157 auto bulb and a LVD with buzzer set at 3.9v and unplug it at 3.85 per cell , This works for me .
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    If each a cell is 3.7v then how do you discharge them to 3.85? I'm confused

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    Fully charged LiPo cells are 4.2 volts. 3.7 is just a nominal charge.. the same that 1.2 is just nominal for NiMh.
    Haven't you noticed a 8.4v NiMh can have over 10 volts?
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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