Hey everybody. Recently my 3s 3800mah lipo only last a few minutes before my esc starts blinking a slow red blink(LVC). If i unplug it and plug it back in it will go for a couple more mins then go into lvc again. I know its not really dead because if i put it back on the charger it will only charge up to like 1000 mah then say its fully charged. Any thoughts on this? The only thing i can think of is maybe i have to balance charge it? Ive ran this battery quite a bit but i only just lipo charge it, i have never balanced it. Would that cause it to do that?
If so i would need a little help balancing since i never have before. Do i just put it on lipo balance, enter the battery settings and its good to go or do i have to do a lipo discharge first, then lipo balance?
Sounds like it is dipping in voltage... this is either due to IR build up over time or a low C rating.
BTW: You should ALWAYS balance charge. Not doing so can lead to LiPo fires quite easily!
How to do so depends on your charger.
Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.
Ok thanks. I balance charged it today and it took 2 hours...Anyways ill see if it still does the same thing.