Originally Posted by krexken
I had never heard of breaking a battery in until not too long ago. I really tortured a batch of Gens Ace 3s 2200 and 2600s in my amp sucking CZ Yak. Most of them still work good but I think it shortened the life considerably on some. Now I take it easy a few cycles also.
Not only is it a good idea to cycle a few times...you shouldn't leave them fully charged for a long period of time.....I learned that the hard way and have 5 lipos.....3 x 2200 4s and 2 x 1600 3 s that don't give good power any more after only 10 months....nver been puffed or abused.....but I kept them fully charged and didn't use them for a while......from now on I'm charging the night before flying.....just ordered 2 more 2200 skylipos....we'll see if these last longer.