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Old 02-12-2018, 06:40 AM
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Is it harmful or dangerous to Lipo batteries to store them (over winter) at a full charge ? Been doing this and still have good run times when use if weather permits. Also store outside in a ammo case
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:09 AM
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I would not recommend leaving LiPo batteries fully charged for more than 24 hours. If not using a LiPo battery, it's best to store them @ storage voltage to get the longest life out of your packs. There is a reason why chargers have a LiPo Storage function that will either charge the batteries up to storage voltage, or discharge them down to storage voltage.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:34 AM
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Thanks !! needed to hear this.
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Maybe think of it as your bladder being full. How long can you hold it?

All kinds of stuff to read about the subject when I did a Yahoo! search.

Days that I wanted to spent hours at the track and did not want to wait for long charge times... I used to have packs fully charged for a couple of days. I soon got myself three chargers to keep rotating batteries all day long. If I'm in a hurry, I'll maybe do a 2C~3C charge rate on my packs, but that's not to often, and only if packs state that they are able to accept higher rates of charging.

Bottom line for me, treat LiPo cells with respect and moderation; you'll have good long life from your packs.
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id store lipos at 3.75 a cell not fully charged.. i would not let lipos freeze as in outside in Illinois..my lipos at kept at 3.65v a cell in 65 degree F 37 % humidity. my choice.
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Originally Posted by tntpooof View Post
id store lipos at 3.75 a cell not fully charged.. i would not let lipos freeze as in outside in Illinois..my lipos at kept at 3.65v a cell in 65 degree F 37 % humidity. my choice.
Thanks for the advice. Will follow !!
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Originally Posted by RustyUs View Post
Maybe think of it as your bladder being full. How long can you hold it?

All kinds of stuff to read about the subject when I did a Yahoo! search.

Days that I wanted to spent hours at the track and did not want to wait for long charge times... I used to have packs fully charged for a couple of days. I soon got myself three chargers to keep rotating batteries all day long. If I'm in a hurry, I'll maybe do a 2C~3C charge rate on my packs, but that's not to often, and only if packs state that they are able to accept higher rates of charging.

Bottom line for me, treat LiPo cells with respect and moderation; you'll have good long life from your packs.
Good analogy !! Thanks
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