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    Charged Batteries Not Being Used ...

    Hi all....
    i charged a set of batteries this afternoon but never got the chance to run'em. (started rain)
    so i might not get to use'em 'till tomorrow.
    is this bad for the batteries?
    one is a NIMH and one is a LIPO.
    if this is no big deal, can i hook'em up to my charger again tomorrow before going out just to top them off and make sure there nice and charged?


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    RE: Charged Batteries Not Being Used ...

    NIMH- this is fine, but make sure you flatten the pack within a few weeks.
    lipo- this should be avoided, one day won't hurt that much but a topped off battery will damage itself if it goes unused, what I do is fully charge them run the car/truck for a minute or two and then store it, this will take the edge off the charge.
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    RE: Charged Batteries Not Being Used ...


    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    NIMH- this is fine, but make sure you flatten the pack within a few weeks.
    lipo- this should be avoided, one day won't hurt that much but a topped off battery will damage itself if it goes unused, what I do is fully charge them run the car/truck for a minute or two and then store it, this will take the edge off the charge.
    I charged 4 2s lipos 3 days ago and haven't used them, how long will they last before gettign damaged? I plan on taking out the mt4 today and using them all up as it needs 2 2s packs to power the thing so I won't be out too long.

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    RE: Charged Batteries Not Being Used ...

    thanks for that The_Shark,
    yeah, its definitely not a practice that i intend to make a habbit but since ive done so much reading i vaguely recall seeing something at some point that talked about that. i just couldnt remember the details.
    thanks for clarifying.

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    RE: Charged Batteries Not Being Used ...

    If youre not going to run your lipos in say, a week, then discharge them to 3.8v/cell.

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    RE: Charged Batteries Not Being Used ...

    oh no no no no no way ....
    nice and sunny out this afternoon ...


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    RE: Charged Batteries Not Being Used ...


    ORIGINAL: Haddi Taha


    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    NIMH- this is fine, but make sure you flatten the pack within a few weeks.
    lipo- this should be avoided, one day won't hurt that much but a topped off battery will damage itself if it goes unused, what I do is fully charge them run the car/truck for a minute or two and then store it, this will take the edge off the charge.
    I don't know, it depends, iv'e had one puff after just 5 days.
    I charged 4 2s lipos 3 days ago and haven't used them, how long will they last before gettign damaged? I plan on taking out the mt4 today and using them all up as it needs 2 2s packs to power the thing so I won't be out too long.

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    RE: Charged Batteries Not Being Used ...

    NIMH packs should be stored at 80% charge, and never flatlined like NICD packs, according to the info that came with my $60 3000 mah Trinity Heavy Metal pack 10 years ago lol.
    Hard to believe it used to cost $60 for 3000 mah packs that still last only 10+ minutes with a 12-14T mod brushed motor, when you get more power and life out of a cheaper setup nowdays...
    I've got too much invested in old elec stuff to make the BL / lipo switch.
    At least nitro has stayed about the same price.


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