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    RC Racer
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    Fast charging and other questions

    Hi,

    I have an IMEX charger and new to LIPOS.

    I have several modes to charge my lipos

    Charge mode
    Balanced charged mode
    fast charging

    Which one is recommended?

    also do i need to run storage mode every time I am done using the LIPO? There is also a discharge mode not sure what that is for?

    Wow so much to learn.

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    You should run Balance charge. That way it balances all the cells together as it charges them.

    No, you do not need to run storage mode unless the batteries are not going to be used for an extended amount of time.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    You should storage charge shortly after the run. You should also not leave them fully charged for more than 24-30 hours... some manufacturers even suggest for no longer than 1 hour.

    LiPo's are very sensitive to voltage... too low and they will ruin themselves, too high and they could vent and ruin themselves.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Ok sorry for another question. I was going to storage charge my battery and I need to set the voltage and amps for storage. What number should I set them at? My charger goes from .1 to 1.0 on the voltage and I am assuming since the battery is a 2 cell it is 7.4 amps on storage?
    Last edited by benalexe; 07-24-2013 at 09:30 PM.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    You have it backwards... voltage needs to match the pack's voltage.
    Amps needs to match the packs mAh/1000.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    You have it backwards... voltage needs to match the pack's voltage.
    Amps needs to match the packs mAh/1000.
    Ok go it but on storage my battery is a 5,000 MAH battery my storage mode goes from .1 to 1.0 what do I set it to store it?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    Looks like you have a very limiting charger. You should be able to set it up just as you would if you were balance charging it, yet have the charger in storage mode.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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