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Old 09-21-2010, 12:24 PM
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I was wondering if there is a charging system for batteies that will shut off when they are charged or keep them charged? Sorta like a Battery tender?I have looked around here and I don't see anything?
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:24 PM
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Default RE: Automatic shut off for batteries?

Are you referring to lipo batteries? If so, all of the lipo chargers with which I am familiar will shut off when the battery is charged.

As for your other question, lipos really don'y need a "tender" because their self-discharge rate is very low. A lipo charged today will be ready to fly even a couple of weeks from now.

If you are going to be storing a lipo for many weeks or months without using it, the battery should be stored with a partial charge, perhaps 60% of a full charge.

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This e-book should answer a lot of questions about electric powered flight including questions about batteries.  Hope you find it useful.

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Some advocate storing batteries in the refrigerator when storing for long periods. (cold is usually good for batteries, as it slows chemical reactions)
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