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E-Power 11.1V 1300mAH 3S Li-Po Battery ?

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Old 03-02-2006, 12:03 PM
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Hello,

This is the battery on sale at HeliDirect for $19.99.

Is this a good quality battery ? More importantly, is it safe ?

With the potential volatility of LiPo technology, it would seem to be common sense to only buy well-made, safe, LiPo's. With this battery being sold at such a low price, it brings up these concerns. For instance, it's "C" rating is not as high as my 1250mAH Electri-Fly LiPo. Does this make any difference when used to power a BCP ?

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Fissy,

I just bought three of them. Well, I ordered two and after a mix up, I got three. Anyway, They seem to be very good. I have charge/discharged it three times with no problems. One thing to note is that they are heavy. They weigh about the same as the NiHi battery that comes with the blade. I was using a 950mh 3 cell Lipo and got used to the fact that it's light and when I installed the 1300ha, the performance was very different. My motor got hotter and it seemed to struggle a little getting off the ground.

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I got two also. Good capacity and I do not mind the weight for that kind of flight time. The leads on mine are very heavy and stiff. This was my only complaint until one developed a loose connection internally. I thought the connector went bad as I have about 8 flights/cycles on each but after putting on new connectors, the one can not be trusted. Its outside in the cold....to be safe.
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I use that battery. About 10 charges. WOrks perfect, wish i got 2.
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Can you charge it with the stock (orange) balance charger?
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:36 AM
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Yes you can, However i suggest getting a better charger. I started with that charger and it died after 10 charges and when it died, it also destroyed the battery. So I wish i would of spent $25 earlier (for charger) and got the $20 e-flight battery rather than $25 for battery and cheap charger, then anopther $45 shortly after.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHNW5&P=ML $25 good charger. If you have plenty of $ and plan to move on later with bigger helis, I would get this ( http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCJG7&P=ML ), for it will charge whatever you put on it.
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:57 AM
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I'm confused. Are these balance chargers that you're recommending?

Is the stock charger that died on you the orange balance charger? I have two and have been using them almost daily for over a month w/ no problems.

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Yea thats it. I guess mine had a defect in it. So if others chime in and say they work, then keep it. I wouldnt from my experience, but thats just one person.
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