Originally Posted by coriolan
Cycling doesn't revitalize dead Lipo, and charging as a NiCad/Nimh will produce the magic smoke real quick
As Petefoss noted, Lipo which have been stored fully charged degrade chemically and seems to have very low capacity because of higher internal resistance.
well I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion but cycling helping a new battery that I bought that didn't work right as received. Worked fine after cycling.
Also, I used the NiMH trick just the other night on a small 1S battery I hadn't used in a while. I have it a few seconds in NiMH mode and then it charged fine in LiPo mode. Obviously you need to be careful doing anything with batteries but the trick does work if you accidently over-discharge a LiPo and your charger gives you a low voltage error and won't charge it.