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Old Aug 19, 2015, 11:11 PM
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Are all Lipo cycles equal

Occasionally i will return home from a flying session with a fully charged battery, Does discharging it to 50% charge at a .5C rate shorten the battery life as much as discharging it to the same level by flying with an average current of 10C and a peak current of 20C?
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Old Aug 19, 2015, 11:35 PM
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Of course not. Gentler is always better. By how much is highly dependent on the quality of the battery and the associated discharge rate.
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Old Aug 19, 2015, 11:59 PM
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Is there any data around to quantify the difference in life of a Lipo as a function of discharge rate?
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Old Aug 20, 2015, 03:16 PM
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Yes
Google Li Ion cycle life vs discharge rate
While there look at the influence of depth of discharge on cycle life and charge voltage on cycle life.

One graph - Here
See Figure 6
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