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Old Aug 12, 2005, 06:29 PM
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Gen 1 etec still going strong

Just wondering if this is unusal but i have 2 etec gen 1 i use almost every weekend in a SX2 drawing 6 amps max, 1 chargers to 1175mah and the other 1190
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Old Aug 12, 2005, 06:44 PM
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There have been many reports of LiPolys lasting for two years and longer and more than 200 cycles. It all depends on how you treat them.


I have one 730 3S with over 320 flights on it and it is still doing well. Capacity started to drop more rapidly after 200 cycles but I still get 10 minute flights with it.

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It seems I should have been clearer. The LiPolys which have over 320 flights on are not E Techs. I have never used an E Tech past 75 discharges with a 15% capacity lose.


Charles
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Old Aug 12, 2005, 08:40 PM
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Charles, nice to hear i'm not the only 1 still flying gen 1 packs.I don't think i'm anyway near 300 flights though
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Old Aug 12, 2005, 11:41 PM
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I have a few pack of the old (8.5C) E-tech 1200's and have abused them since day one and they all still take over 1200mah. They all have about 30+ cycles in my meridian with a AXI 2208/26 that pulls 13A WOT, now I don't fly WOT all the time but they do well. Now both packs are seeing duty in my Sky Sergio SP400 F3J plane that pulls around 14A WOT but only for 25-30 seconds per run time followed by 4+ mins of rest time. I now have 20+ cycles at this level and they are still taking at least 1200mah. These are some tough cells.

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