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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.