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Old Aug 19, 2004, 10:34 PM
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help save my first lipo

i bought my first lipo today. it is a kokam 1500mah 7.4 volt.
how can i keep it from going below minimum voltage and ruining the batt?
isn't there a device i can attach to the battery to shut it off before it goes too low on voltage?

i understand that if they go too low on voltage they will puff up and be toast.

help educate a lopo newbie.
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Old Aug 19, 2004, 11:15 PM
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What you need is a "Speed Control" with LVC "Low Voltage Cut Off". I don't know what's available for brushed motors but for brushless you can't beat the Castle Creations ESC's. The Phoenix 25's I have are programmable as to the voltage cut off you desire.
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Old Aug 19, 2004, 11:22 PM
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i am using a phoenix25 speed control but don't know how to program the low voltage cutoff nor do i have the instructions. i got it from a freind in a swap deal with a brushless himaxx motor. can you tell me how to set it up for my lipo batt?
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Old Aug 20, 2004, 12:25 AM
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Go to www.castlecreations.com and download the PDF manual for the Phoenix25 under the Documents button.

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