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Nov 13, 2012, 09:07 PM
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Ok, Back from my reserve sequence,

I put each (1s) cell with my B6AC charger and discharged each one to 3.85v. Took the best ones and recharged them to 160mah capacity using my parallel 1s lipo harness (Or, should I have to specify 960mah total for the six in parallel charging instead?).

Now I do have some 7(1s) lipos that when put into the storage discharge they dropped like rockets that ran out of fuel!.. And I am considering recycling charge / discharge.
But Houston ... We have a problem!!. The menus show no charge/discharge cycling.!! only for the NiCd/NiMh etc types, but not for lipos....Soooo The big question is :
How do I cycle charge discharge them (Lipos)?

Thanks again for your help

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Nov 13, 2012, 09:09 PM
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........And, can I recycle them in parallel? Since all of them have the same residual voltage?

Thanks again.
Nov 13, 2012, 09:20 PM
This is your brain on heli's
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Only my ichargers have cycling for LiPo. My cheapo AC6 does not. So you have to cycle manually. You should have a "discharge" mode on your charger. This will take the batteries lower (3.3V probably). Then charge them back up. Then repeat. If you don't have a discharge mode in your charger, either get a better charger or you can connect a motor to the to run them down. Just don't go lower than 3.3V. Some people also use light bulbs to discharge batteries.
Nov 14, 2012, 04:39 PM
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I use the NiMH discharge capability on my Turnigy charger to discharge. It lets you set a current and a cutoff voltage. The LIPO discharge got to 3V/cell and you sent the number of cells. Too low IMHO.
Nov 14, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Thanks for your replies.

Petefoss, what does IMHO stand for?. And if I can charge in parallel, can I also discharge in parallel as long as all 1s cells have the same voltage?

Thanks again.
Nov 18, 2012, 07:49 PM
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In My Humble Opinion.

Yes you can discharge in parallel. Just make sure cells are at the same voltage when you connect them. It's much safer than charging that way since if they are in parallel they are at the same voltage. I don't like charging in parallel. Too much chance of bad things happening.
Nov 20, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Thanks again Petefoss.

I will try it tomorrow, and keep you posted.
Nov 24, 2012, 07:38 AM
I live on LiPos
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I had the same problem and it turned out i somehow had the motor trimmed to 0 i probably have to thank my brother for that one.
Nov 25, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Thanks for your reply RcAirplaneNoob, however, I am preety new into this arena although I am learning a bunch!. What do you mean by 0 i ? Whas it that you programmed your esc for a lvc of zero volts? I understand that is too chancy of ruining your lipo!

Take care.
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Nov 25, 2012, 10:04 PM
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