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Feb 13, 2013, 06:05 PM
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Charging lipos

There just seems to be so much to know about charging lipos i have so many questions lol. as of now i have a bunch of one cell batterys for my blade mcx2 and mxq when i charge these batterys i have a few settings on my venom pro charger i have lipo charge lipo balance charge and lipo fast charge what one should i use ? also i have a connector for my charger which allows me to charge 4 150ma batterys at once in parallel now if i were to charge this at .6 amp that would be 1C correct ? also i aso have a 2 cell battery for my super cub when im charging that would what charge mode would i use ? Sorry for all the questions i have looked on google and tried to find ancwers but there is just so much info and none really ancwers my questions
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Feb 14, 2013, 08:13 AM
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I don't have that charger, so I can't give you real-specific info.

But your mCX2 and mQX use 1 cell (1S) batteries, so there is no need for balancing. On my iCharger, I think I just pick "Charge" rather than "Balance Charge", for my 1S batteries.

Yes, (4) 150mAh batteries in parallel is 0.6A for 1C.

For multi-cell batteries, use "LiPo Balance Charge". For multi-cell packs, always connect both sets of leads to the charger, the main discharge leads (2 wires, red and white), and the balance leads (# of wires is the # of cells, plus 1. A 2S pack has 3 balance wires). That way the charger can charge it through the main leads, and monitor each cell through the balance leads.

This is a great 1-stop-shopping site for learning about LiPos, charging them, the different connectors, parallel charging, etc.
Feb 15, 2013, 10:52 PM
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Thanks alot for the reply this helped me lots

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