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Old Jun 08, 2011, 03:29 AM
johnna_krupa
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Jun 26, 2011, 12:55 AM
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Anyone experience the Venom Batteries?
Venom LiPo 2S 1P 7.4V 430mAh 20C JST
It is tough to find a 2s 480-500mah battery. for me anyhow
Thanks for any input.
Jul 02, 2011, 10:11 PM
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Hello all
I have an accucell 6 charger and only need to charge 1300 and 1800 batteries. What type of power supply do I need and at what amps should I be charging at? Sorry for the newbie questions, but just want to make sure I get it right.
Jul 03, 2011, 12:52 AM
Ennnnncommmming!!!!!
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I think a standard 10 amp power supply will work just fine. I have a Dynamite 10 Amp power supply that can be found here: http://www.ehobbies.com/dyn4055.html...mpaign=froogle

I also have some ATX computer power supplies that I've converted over to use to power chargers.
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Hello all
I have an accucell 6 charger and only need to charge 1300 and 1800 batteries. What type of power supply do I need and at what amps should I be charging at? Sorry for the newbie questions, but just want to make sure I get it right.
Jul 03, 2011, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Scooter Pilot
Hello all
I have an accucell 6 charger and only need to charge 1300 and 1800 batteries. What type of power supply do I need and at what amps should I be charging at? Sorry for the newbie questions, but just want to make sure I get it right.
Think the ac 6 can only charge up to 6 amps and you wont need anything near that for those lipos,if you charge the 1800 at 2c it will only need 3.6 amps.
Jul 06, 2011, 11:52 PM
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Robbe 8560 Charger "storage?"


Hi, i have a Robbe 8560 charger and cannot find out if it can charge my Lipos to "storage" voltage. It mentions "delta peak " in the book and i am wondering if this has something to do with it? Grateful for any info on how to get these down to storage voltage. Cheers Ken
Jul 07, 2011, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Kennyglide
Hi, i have a Robbe 8560 charger and cannot find out if it can charge my Lipos to "storage" voltage. It mentions "delta peak " in the book and i am wondering if this has something to do with it? Grateful for any info on how to get these down to storage voltage. Cheers Ken
You dont charge to a storage voltage you discharge to the voltage so look for storage or discharge,hope this helps some.
Jul 07, 2011, 10:39 PM
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Yeah thanks Magic, can't see any facility on this for storage or discharge, would there be some other way to discharge the lipos to storage voltage? Regards Ken
Jul 11, 2011, 12:05 PM
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I was wondering what people use for DC power while at the field for charging batteries. I have a Hitec X-4 and charge only 3S and 4S LiPos. Thanks in advance...
Jul 11, 2011, 01:25 PM
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Skyshoe -

I did use my car battery with my charger but have inadvertently run the car battery down a few times. More recently I bought a $90 gasoline powered generator at Harbor Freight and used it - it's a bit noisy but works fine.

Richard
Aug 01, 2011, 09:14 PM
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skyshoe. a few of my friends have purchased a car battery for charging at the local flying field. Of course, then you need to purchase a battery charger for the battery and, remember to charge it..........I've decided to charge my batteries at home !
Old Sep 07, 2011, 04:06 AM
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Sep 16, 2011, 05:15 PM
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I would imagine that there's very little hard data or tests that proves one brand outlasts another, or is in some way superior. I am currently getting back in to flying and am educating myself the best I can on everything that has to do with electric flying. I've seen batteries on eBay advertised as new, that have names I found on the spreadsheet at the beginning of this thread. Can someone take a second and list the Major brands for batteries that have a long and good history of use. I've found some that are much cheaper than on other hobby websites, I just don't know if I'm buying a lemon or not. The brand I found for much cheaper on eBay was Zippy. This wasn't one of the brands listed in the test of the first thread, but was included in the spreadsheet on the website. Any help would be appreciated.
Old Oct 14, 2011, 01:55 AM
lxtbattery
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Oct 16, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Great! More information is good.

The price range for 5,000 mAh batteries is appalling. I have been trying non-US alternatives, because the down home prices are more than an ARF!

Like: a column for actual feedback. I use 5,000 mAh batteries in series. Although they are sorta rated to handle 100A, I am burning out cells in the KingMax and Zippy brands. Would like to hear feedback from others using the $40 batteries.


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