I have seen it asked but never answered. There has to be a better way.
The 1/2 of full charge timing thing gets me every time, I cant babysit all these batteries, I forget and then there fully charged, and no way to discharge em w out wasting precious run time of the motors.
I have the ez peak plus charger for all my other traxxas vehicles.
Is there a way to set it to store these things?
Need to know amps to charge at, and voltage to stop at THANKS!!!
( acording to traxxas its NOT 3.8 volts so please dont chime in with that answer )
Trying to answer my own question, had a thought. Fully charged = 4.18v
Half charging another one, hope I remember to take it off the charger!!!
3.84v at half charge the traxxas way. HMMMMMMMMMM
I am going to run this test 3 more times tomorow. dead - storage- full
Last edited by knall; 06-24-2014 at 02:40 AM.
the answer you have seen is the answer that Traxxas will give you. I do not know why their batteries are different, it has never been explained, but I follow the accepted industry method for storage of all lipos... 3.8v, and never had a issue with doing so, nor has anyone else who has followed that method . as far as the amps go... storage is best done at a 1C rating. since these are 650mah... I just use .6A, but others may have a different opinion or advice .
Gave up waiting for yellow and went brushless.
If you have the EZ Peak Plus just get a JST lead for the charger, set it to storage mode for a single cell LiPo and put it on 0.6A. It'll do the rest, charge or discharge as needed.
If you fly as much as I do (at least a few times a week) you can just leave them charged. It will not hurt the batteries to charge them today for flight tomorrow or in a day or two. It's when you leave them sitting fully charged for week(s) or more you might run in to issues.
Over time, rechargeable batteries become less and less like new. The chemicals therein get 'used up,' as it were. Eventually, they must be replaced.
I suggest that, after charging them, you use them up as completely as possible before recharging.
Nowhere in the manual does it specifically stateOriginally Posted by knallSo what is the actual numerical voltage for 50%? Look across RC forums and even battery manufacturers and sellers and they agree that storage voltage is 3.8-3.85v. I use my battery charger for the Alias batteries and all four get stored at 3.8v.Originally Posted by Alias manual
The Super Derecho
Yep, you guys are right. 3.8 is storage voltage, .6 amps is a good charge rate.
If you have the EZ Peak Plus or other smart charger just get yourself a charge lead to match the connector on the Alias battery and use the Storage Mode, it will automatically charge or discharge a battery to the proper level for storage.
Rusty - MERV - Pede 4x4-Alias
SPC Lipo Power
No, sorry, no spares $10's lying around - I don't have enough for myself! lol I just meant that you seem to be worried about treating these batteries perfectly and if they cost $50-100 each I could see wanting to prolong the life as much as possible, but I think the truth is with these small batts there are so many variables that even doing everything perfect they may last a month or two longer.
The batts are going to die eventually no matter what you do