Jun 23, 2012, 02:50 PM Registered User Joined May 2007 107 Posts Help! Battery question, help... Amps? Hey guys, I'm new to battery power and I need some help... As I was fixing a problem with my FPV equipment (it was drawing way to much amps way toooo fast) I might of destroyed my batteries. My batteries show .01 amps. Does this mean the batteries are destroyed? Is it possible to bring back a battery when it shows .01 amps? They are 2200mah batteries. Thank you, Tim...
 Jun 23, 2012, 02:54 PM Registered User So. Cal. Joined Oct 2004 8,857 Posts You mean .01 volts?
 Jun 23, 2012, 02:56 PM Space Coast USA Space Coast Joined Oct 2000 21,809 Posts How are you measuring the .01amps? What you are asking is confusing....more info please.
 Jun 23, 2012, 03:38 PM Registered User Staffs, UK Joined Nov 2003 11,454 Posts What batteries are these ? 2200mAh lipo ? How many cells/what voltage ? What EXACTLY is it that you are measuring, how are you measuring it and what instrument/meter are you using ? Steve
Jun 23, 2012, 04:13 PM
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Sorry guys, like I said I'm a newbi at batteries...

No not Volts, volts are good I'm reading 12.63V on my Lithium charger but 0.1A. Doesn't that mean there's no Amp left?

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 Jun 23, 2012, 04:23 PM Registered User So. Cal. Joined Oct 2004 8,857 Posts That means it's fully charged. At 12.63 volts for a 3-cell lipoly, it's actually slightly overcharged. Mark
 Jun 23, 2012, 05:36 PM Registered User Joined May 2007 107 Posts Yes you are correct about the voltage but what I need help in is the amps. How can I tell if the battery has any "juice" left in it, regarding amps (mAh)? Also take a look at the picture, is the battery suppose to be 0.0A ? Thank you again....
Jun 23, 2012, 05:45 PM
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They are 2200mAh lipos, 3cells, 11.V..

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 Originally Posted by slipstick What batteries are these ? 2200mAh lipo ? How many cells/what voltage ? What EXACTLY is it that you are measuring, how are you measuring it and what instrument/meter are you using ? Steve
 Jun 23, 2012, 05:47 PM Registered User USA, TX, Trophy Club Joined May 2002 14,534 Posts The charger decreases the charge current, as designed, as it charges. You really should read, so you understand them a bit better. Here is a great place to start. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209187 You are charging your LiPoly batteries ON THE WRONG BATTERY TYPE on your charger. You really need to be careful! Please select LiPo. Charging them with the wrong battery type selected can cause an overcharge and cause your battery to start a fire - NOT good. Mike Last edited by pda4you; Jun 23, 2012 at 05:53 PM.
Jun 23, 2012, 06:28 PM
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OK, very good.. Thank you. So a Lipo battery isn't LiIo on my charger? My charger doesn't say Lipo anywhere for a type. Just NiMH, Pb, LiIo and NiCd.

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 Originally Posted by pda4you The charger decreases the charge current, as designed, as it charges. You really should read, so you understand them a bit better. Here is a great place to start. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209187 You are charging your LiPoly batteries ON THE WRONG BATTERY TYPE on your charger. You really need to be careful! Please select LiPo. Charging them with the wrong battery type selected can cause an overcharge and cause your battery to start a fire - NOT good. Mike
 Jun 23, 2012, 07:00 PM Space Coast USA Space Coast Joined Oct 2000 21,809 Posts The original Triton calls lipo and lii-ion both Li-ion. It does provide 2 different charge voltages, one (3.6V) for the old Li-ion packs and 3.7V for the LiPoly packs. The current you are seeing has nothing to do with the juice in the pack. That's the charge current. When it's full, that is .1 or less. The 12.6+V tells you the pack is filled to the top with amps, ready to fly your plane with gobs of power.