HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Thread Tools
Old Oct 09, 2012, 01:24 AM
Registered User
Joined Aug 2012
23 Posts
Battery question

Is it necessary or important to fully drain batteries to get the most out of the charge? Maybe it's just a lie but I have heard that from multiple people.
Benlovespbj is offline Find More Posts by Benlovespbj
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Oct 09, 2012, 01:39 AM
Reduce the drama...
rick.benjamin's Avatar
USA, OR, Damascus
Joined Apr 2004
4,044 Posts
In general, it's not true.
Fully draining batteries shortens their lifespan.
I recall that rule was for NiCAD batteries

rick.benjamin is offline Find More Posts by rick.benjamin
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 09, 2012, 04:27 AM
Registered User
Staffs, UK
Joined Nov 2003
10,768 Posts
If you ever fully drain (down to zero volts) a lipo or lead-acid battery you will have killed it stone dead.

NiCd and NiMH individual cells can be "drained" but taking full packs of multiple series cells down to zero can also damage them.

Details are important .

slipstick is online now Find More Posts by slipstick
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:44 AM
Registered User
Joined Sep 2012
35 Posts
The people may have been basically describing just cycling of the batteries. There are paremeters to doing this depending on the battery types chemistry.

With lipos it is certainly destructive or they would be shipped flat with no travel restrictions.
barrymore is offline Find More Posts by barrymore
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Battery amp draw hexacopter question Reginak Batteries and Chargers 6 Aug 03, 2013 01:01 AM
Help! Battery question, help... Amps? TBello Batteries and Chargers 10 Jun 23, 2012 08:00 PM
Discussion Couple Battery Questions iBChunkyboy Batteries and Chargers 8 Jun 22, 2012 12:40 AM
Help! Battery question, 11.1 v 12,000 mah??? Wilds315 Multirotor Talk 16 Jun 19, 2012 10:20 AM
Help! Battery discharge question. How long will my battery last jasper7821 Batteries and Chargers 3 Mar 04, 2012 02:45 PM