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Old 10-19-2006, 05:05 AM
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(4) trashed Lipo's and still learning. OK I have a Lipo charger and balancer But there is alot of talk about DISCHARGING. Do I have to buy a discharger or how else do I discharge? Do you recommend a good cheap discharger? And do I fly my plane until the soft-cut and disharge the lipos to the 3volts per cell? not sure how all this works

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Old 10-19-2006, 07:24 AM
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Joe, there are a lot of different opinions on this but I would not suggest discharging lipo's or as comonly refered to as cycling them
The thing is a lipo doesn't need it, you only need to make sure your cells stay ballanced, A lipo does have a limited life and discharging them unnessesarily is just going to shorten that life, I also would not let a lipo get to 3V per cell. I would just fly to soft cut off then recharge properly
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