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Old 02-27-2007, 02:49 PM
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I just got my new lipos from maxamps yesterday. I also got a superbrain 989 for charging them. What should I charge and discharge at? I got a 2s 7.4 and 3s11.1 3000mah lipos. These are my first lipos and wanna do it right so they last a long time. I haven't had a charger with all these settings so I'm kinda lost and the manual leaves a little to be desired.

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Old 02-27-2007, 06:36 PM
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Hey Shawn, no need to discharge the Li-Po's other than when using them......as for charging..........go with 1C of the Li-Po's capacity.........so If you have a 2200 mAh pack charge at 2.2 amps max..........or say you have a 1500 mAh pack charge at 1.5 amps max. but if your not in a rush I would suggest charging at Half of the Max.........so If your 2200 mAh pack can be charged at 2.2amps max I would charge it at 1.1 amps if you have the time.............less stress on the packs. Also if you haven't done so yet invest in a good balancer.
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Thanks Jason. I charged them at 1 amp. My mah only reached like 2000 though and they are 3000 packs. One of the main reasons I asked is because of this. Thought maybe I was charging them wrong. If you ever get to the St. Cloud area maybe we could get together for a little bash session. I have a buddy who lives there so we'd have a few trucks to run with.

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Shaun, sounds like a good time...............to bad I got rid of my Stampede lasdt summer..........been concentrating on my electric planes for the most part............I usually get down to Big Lake a few times during the summer a buddy lives on the river (great smallmouth bass fishing) and my father in-law lives at a private golf course/park model campground north of big lake........my golf retreat.........I've been thinking of getting another truck or buggy as of late though............who knows we'll have to see what the future brings
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great help, i to will soon be getting my first lipo set up , does any one know of a link to a picture of a mrc 989 and hyperian balancer connected? i plan on charging with the balancer, thanks for any help
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btw i am in eden prairie, ill bash with you, my info needs to be changed
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We'll have to hook up and bash a little. I got the bl revo and a os .18 revo.
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sounds good, it will be a month or so till i have all my parts, but would be great, new to the area and dont know where to bash
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Guys if you can try to get to the MARCEE fly-in in the Twin Cities on the weekend of June 23rd, I will be there with a special goody for the first car guy to find me on Saturday.............Go to www.marcee.org for more info on the event...........I will be there representing MaxAmps.
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