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Apr 10, 2011, 12:48 PM
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How to balance LiPo batteries without a balance charger

Hi there. I know and understand that balancing batteries is important, but how does one do it without a balance charger. I have all 2s batteries 1300mAh and less. All but one has a balance lead. And for chargers, I have a E-Flite Celectra 1-3s charger, Blade 7.4 balance charger, and a Triton Jr charger. Also, I have a Astro Blinky. So is there any tricks or tips that I can use to get my batteries to the storage voltage of 3.8V per cell? Also, does it have to be 3.8V, or close to the recommended 3.8V? Thank you.
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Apr 10, 2011, 01:39 PM
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Storage 3.7 to 4.0 per cell . 3.85 is exactly in the middle and thus why I have recomended it for approx. 5 yeras now. Six years ago most new LiPolys were shipped at 3.7 per cell now most at 3.8 to 3.85 per cell.

Without a charger with Dsc. to storage then a 12V auto tail light bulb can be used or do like many others and just make th last flight a shorter one so they are at 3.8 or so per cell.
Apr 10, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Ok then. How does one do the taillight bulb then. My batteries have all mini JST connectors, from factory. Do I solder a taillight bulb to the JST, plug in till voltage is reached then balance, or get a female balance plug and do it through that?
Apr 10, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Stay with the LiPols during discharge or you will be sorry when you overdischarge them.


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