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Mar 08, 2012, 10:45 PM
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Jumping starting my car


I managed to jump start my Honda using my 3.3aH NeuEnergy LiPo. At 60c, it supplied ample starting power for my car!
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Mar 09, 2012, 12:26 AM
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3300mah? how many cells? how many mah did it consume? rofl
Mar 09, 2012, 01:21 AM
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3s pack.... it started a V6 240 HP engine from a completely dead battery. Didn't measure the current, but I have to assume the current wasn't more than 200 amps or greater than the max C rating.
Mar 09, 2012, 01:33 AM
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A motor like that I would say a 40 to 50 amp starter, but I am thinking more on the 40ish side.
Mar 12, 2012, 02:10 AM
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Do this at your own risk..... that battery is now puffed, and will be disposed of! I have a feeling the current draw was pretty high.
Mar 12, 2012, 02:24 AM
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Do this at your own risk..... that battery is now puffed, and will be disposed of! I have a feeling the current draw was pretty high.
Did you disconnect the alternator before doing it? I would think that has more to do with it then starting it.
Mar 12, 2012, 09:03 AM
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no, never considered that; alternator pushing current back into the LiPo. I wonder if a diode would solve this problem?
Mar 12, 2012, 12:46 PM
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no, never considered that; alternator pushing current back into the LiPo. I wonder if a diode would solve this problem?
You got a diode that can handle 40-60amps?


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