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Old May 06, 2012, 07:20 PM
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How to storage charge lipos?

I have a charger with a storage charge option and am not sure how to use it. The options are 0.1 to1.0 amps. What do I set it on for a 2s 5000 mah lipo? Also can you put a battery on storage charge when it is full?
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Old May 06, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Most/some chargers will charge a LiPo up to storage voltage and discharge down to storage voltage.

Set it to the max. (1.0AMPS) Will not hurt anything.
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Old May 06, 2012, 07:36 PM
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I have a charger with a storage charge option and am not sure how to use it. The options are 0.1 to1.0 amps. What do I set it on for a 2s 5000 mah lipo? Also can you put a battery on storage charge when it is full?
You can only storage charge a fully charged battery if your charger has a discharge function. BUT........... most of the smaller chargers (under 500watts) have a very small discharge capacity which means a very long time to reach storage value.

So if your charger has a very limited discharge capacity, or none at all, then you can discharge your battery below storage value with an external load like an automobile tail light lamp. Then charge up to storage value with your charger.

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