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Old 04-25-2006, 08:31 AM
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Is it a good idea to completely discharge your battery at the end of the day after you are done flying? I know that before you charge the battery for the first time, it is suggested that you completely discharge, but I was wondering if this should be done every time.
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:46 AM
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If the batteries are lithium polymers (lipos), the answer is a definite NO. Completely discharging lipos is a good way to ruin them. Neither should lipos be discharged before you charge them for the first time.

The rules for nickel-based batteries are different. You might want to do some reading at [link=http://www.batteryuniversity.com/]Battery University[/link].

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no, i don't have lipo batteries, just the standard battery pack that come with a firebird commander 2.
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