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Old Jun 26, 2014, 08:10 PM
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Good to hear they came to the party, but I'd rather have a battery that didn't catch fire in the first place...
same here even though I use them
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 02:23 PM
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.........then discharge each separately to 3.8v/cell thru iCharger and external 2 ohm resistor (5-6a). Maybe repeat it all once more for good measure? Maybe record how much juice flows out and how long it takes to get to 3.8v?

Anything else I should do to get the most out of LiPos?

I always store between 3.8-3.9v/cell if I'm not going to use within a couple of days. I never charge them at more than 1.3C but I also don't bother to refrigerate them in storage.
Since you have the resistor, it sounds like you are already ahead of the average lipo user. Apart from keeping the packs as cool as possible, I think you are in great shape.

I have been using auto head lights, but the resistor makes better sense. I have been using a GE set that I have had for years, but I recently had to replace one, with a Sylvania, and they are just junk, they burn out fast (my headlights are series wired for 24 volts, so why the burn outs? Who knows, they are fan cooled too! I have been pricing power resistors out, and I am looking at 2 ohms at around 500 to 1000W. If anyone knows of a close-out or sale on the big power resistors (1 or 2 ohms - even 4 ohms, they can be put in parallel, etc., etc,.) please let me know!

Nick
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Old Jul 22, 2014, 11:28 AM
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HAIYIN US WH Stock

Just wanted to mention that most of our fast moving HAIYIN packs have been re-stocked in US WH
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Old Jul 22, 2014, 06:56 PM
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Since you have the resistor, it sounds like you are already ahead of the average lipo user. Apart from keeping the packs as cool as possible, I think you are in great shape.

I have been using auto head lights, but the resistor makes better sense. I have been using a GE set that I have had for years, but I recently had to replace one, with a Sylvania, and they are just junk, they burn out fast (my headlights are series wired for 24 volts, so why the burn outs? Who knows, they are fan cooled too! I have been pricing power resistors out, and I am looking at 2 ohms at around 500 to 1000W. If anyone knows of a close-out or sale on the big power resistors (1 or 2 ohms - even 4 ohms, they can be put in parallel, etc., etc,.) please let me know!

Nick
Have you considered using an old toaster? You may have to put elements in parallel but should work. Your buddies may wonder about you but throw in a couple of pop tarts and all is good 😜
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 12:29 PM
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Lol !
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