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  1. #1
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    cycle / use ????

    Long term lipo storage question. I have read that every few weeks you should cycle the batteries.

    There at storage voltage. I have an ez peak plus

    Do I A: Discharge the pack, then full charge the pack, then storage voltage the pack?

    B: Full charge the pack then storage voltage?

    C: discharge the pack then storage voltage?


    D:none of the above ?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    Probably A, but I do D. lol
    I had a set in storage for a year... and only checked on them to make sure voltage wasn't dropping too far.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I've read you don't need to cycle Lipo batteries...I may be totally wrong there

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    The chemicals can go inert if you do not use the battery. Just about every rechargeable battery fares better when it is used regularly. Every 6 weeks is a good target for cycling. I would at least fully charge (or to 4.1V/cell) the packs and then bring them back down to storage voltage.
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    I'm going to bump this discussion as I am in the same boat. I have quite the collection of lipos and some don't get used as much as others.....

    Should I be cycling these every month or 2 like stated above?

    Does the maH determine the frequency I should be doing this?

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    With work I am very limited on run time then the weather throws a monkey wrench in it. If I can't run I will C&S every 4 weeks.

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    mAh does not change the frequency, no; usage is usage.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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