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Old Dec 19, 2010, 10:35 PM
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lipo storage in fridge

Is it better to store lipo in the fridge and is so, should it be done with lipo fully charged?
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 10:42 PM
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Yes, storing in cooler conditions of a refrigerator will extend life. Never store lipolys at full charge as doing so will accelerate increase in internal resistance, thus reducing ability to hold voltage under load. Approx. 50% charge state is ideal.

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Old Dec 19, 2010, 10:43 PM
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Best to store lipos at storage voltage. Between 3.80 and 3.85 volts per cell.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 06:25 AM
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When it says store in COOL DRY PLACE it does not mean the kitchen fridge BUT hey too each is own right?

As long as the resting voltage is somewhere around 3.85v you are good. I keep mine where I keep all my rc stuff in thats in my basement RC room where temps are nice 70 or 20c . Never had lipos failed because of storage BUT my storage periord are generaly around 2 to 4 weeks.

The trick is to find an indoor RC that you can use the same packs if you can. Did not find a good indoor crawler that will take a 5S 5000mah 30C pack.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 07:29 AM
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When it says store in COOL DRY PLACE it does not mean the kitchen fridge BUT hey too each is own right?
But when it says 0 degrees C which is 32 F to me they are suggesting a frig.

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