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Old Sep 16, 2014, 10:08 PM
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What's the proper voltage for storage? I normally charge them fully after each use (after waiting for a cooldown, of course). But sometimes that means they sit around for weeks fully charged til I get a chance to fly again...could that be bad for them? As far as flight times are concerned they still seem pretty serviceable...I can set my timer for three and a half minutes and still have some life left in the batts to fly the heli back to where it took off from. I'm just wondering if it's hazardous to use them this way...YouTube doesn't need any more lipo fire videos.
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 10:10 PM
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50% or about 3.84v

Don't store them discharged or fully charged.

near bottom of page under RC LiPo Battery Storage...

http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 10:17 PM
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Just what North said, 50% which is about 3.8V.
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 10:45 PM
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What's the proper voltage for storage? I normally charge them fully after each use (after waiting for a cooldown, of course). But sometimes that means they sit around for weeks fully charged til I get a chance to fly again...could that be bad for them? As far as flight times are concerned they still seem pretty serviceable...I can set my timer for three and a half minutes and still have some life left in the batts to fly the heli back to where it took off from. I'm just wondering if it's hazardous to use them this way...YouTube doesn't need any more lipo fire videos.
Hi Mick, your question started with "storage" of a lipo. IMHO, "storage" to me would be approx time to put them to sleep for the season. I have kept 1300mah batts fully charged for as long as 4 weeks. I top it off and fly.
Check out: https://sites.google.com/site/tjingu...arging-how-tos

Easy read and to understand web site.

Mike.
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