Hello folks. I got a pretty good overview on lipo batteries. Now here are some questions that I'm sure can be important in maintaining these type of batteries.
So when I'm done running down a lipo on my Rustler, do I charge the battery up again and then put it in storage mode right after?
You charge the battery with storage mode if your charger has it. If not charge to around 3.9v per cell or so for the best results.
And it depends how long you plan to let the lipo sit before the next use. If it'll only be a couple days I charge it after I use it so it'll be ready.
Any longer, I put it in storage mode.
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Perfect. Thanks for the feedback guys.
Ran my first lipo last week. WOW what a difference and the nice thing for the first run on a new lipo it only took 20 minutes from storage too full. I can't believe I waited this long.
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Traxxas LVD seems to be about 3.4 to 3.5 Volts per cell. That's a good, safe level. A good tip to remember is that LiPos like the same environment as potatoes (after they are harvested.) Store in a cool, dry place at about 50% capacity - 3.8 to 3.9 Volts per cell. The worst thing you can do for storage is keep them fully charged is a hot environment.
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I called TRAXXAS tech and was told vilenion lvc is set at 3.6.