Originally Posted by 2500GENE
Thanks Jam1e for doing that and posting the results.
By reading the voltage under load it can give you an idea of the batteries condition. Where a new bat may hold 11 or so volts over a period of time a older more used one will drop into the 10s and lower as its condition deteriorates, much more quickly.
Thanks again for the info.
Something I've wondered about -- with the massive extensivity of these fora, there's prolly somewhere where it's either covered or has been touched upon, but I have no earthly idea where to look.......wondering if any practical uses have been found for batts that'll still hold a charge, but not enough for our RC equipment. As much as they cost, seems a shame to just have to 'toss'* a rechargable resource after they're past their prime.
*'Toss' generically, knowing there's a right way to go about it, environmentally & hazardous waste & all that rot. Which raises another topical point. Our club SO, last meeting, read a directive AMA has issued concerning disposal (of old and/or damaged
packs) - anybody heard / read that? To best of my memory, cut off the wires (point was made to save your connectors, you cheapskate
), soak LiPo in salt water for 48 hours & you can just drop it in the household trash.
But whatsay -- found any uses for the 'oldies-but-still-goodies'??