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    Zippy batteries and charging

    Two questions here has anyone noticed that some of the zippy batteries have a new insane charge rate? I just ordered 2 3s 4000mah 40c batteries for my slash and it says not to charge them at over 5c. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 20 amps really?

    My next question is if I have 2 of the samebatteries that are able to be charged at 8a and I want to parrallel charge themdo I charge them at 8a or 16a? It would seem to me that 16a would work but if one battery draws more for some reason would that put more than 8a into it.

    By the way Iknow lipos cause fires and often rape and kill young children but I am willing to look past all ofthat for my own selfish needs and wants. Plus I charge themin a ammo box. Anyways thanksin advance for any info.
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    RE: Zippy batteries and charging


    ORIGINAL: inteva6184
    By the way IĀ*know lipos cause fires and often rape and kill young children...
    LOL

    anyway, I'm sure you could charge them at 5C, I charge my turnigys slightly over 1C (instead of 5.8A I do 6A). The faster you charge them the faster they shorter their overall lifespan will be though. As for parallel charging, I never mess with it, just seems to be one more thing to go wrong. But yes, you should be able to charge at twice the rate.
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    RE: Zippy batteries and charging

    inteva, ThunderbirdJunkie has had a good day/night already, but you made him lol harder than he's lol'd in quite some time. Bravo, good sir.

    But, if the battery says it can do it, you might as well do it. ThunderbirdJunkie can't charge any harder than 6 amps with his charger[:@] Maybe he needs to pick up a new one [&:]
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    RE: Zippy batteries and charging

    I'm suspicious of any battery claiming you can feed it more than 2C to be honest. Just approach those situations with a grain of salt.
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    RE: Zippy batteries and charging

    We are up to 10 C now for new lipo charge rates. "pretty cool"
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    RE: Zippy batteries and charging

    FoamyVictim doesn't fear lipo, despite their notorious reputation. But charging at 5C seems like "Asking for it". You can try it... but FoamyVictim wouldn't recommend it.

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    RE: Zippy batteries and charging

    Well fellas I parrallel chargered my 4s batteries for the first time at 13a and nothing exploded.  To be honest once my 3s batteries get a few cycles I will most likely try to charge one at 16a if my power supply and charger are up to it. 
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