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    Charging current?

    If a battery states that it can be charged up to 2c, means that i can charge up to double the current, which should allow the battery to charge quicker right? in example.... a 5000mah battery can charge at 10 amps?

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    Yes, your math is correct.

    But keep in mind that just because it can be charged at 2C, doesn't mean the pack will last the longest at 2C.
    I have packs that can be charged at 10C, but I hardly ever go over 1C with them because I want them to last.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    and by "last" do you mean, run time or life expectancy? or both?

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    Life expectancy.
    Possibly run time... but I imagine if so only a little.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    thanks for your advice jimmie. another quick question. I see that you advise to store your lipos at 3.85v per cell. My charger will not charge to storage levels. My esc low voltage cut out is around 3.75v I stopped running a bit early and checked the volts. they were at 3.87. Is that a safe way to get my cells at storage level? or is there a better way? thought about watching the volts as it charges and stopping the charge. your advice is much appreciated.

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    That is an acceptable method... although you are cutting your run time quite short.


    As long as you will be using the batteries within 3-4 days anywhere between 3.6-3.9 volts per cell is acceptable.... however you decide to get them there.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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