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Old 05-14-2013, 11:31 PM
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Default Carbon-Z Yak batteries

Hey there,
I have the Carbon-Z Yak and I love it however I have two of the eFlite 2800mah 14.8v LiPo's which strictly state on the back that charging shouldn't exceed 1C. My question is, should this advice be heeded? Can I not safely charge these batteries at 1.5C or 2C? I know that it may shorten the life of the batteries but I'll take that risk whereas I don't want to risk a fire and personal safety. Also, I will consider different brands of batteries in the future but this is what I have right now and I'm sticking with them aha.

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Jamie
Old 05-15-2013, 04:00 AM
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Default RE: Carbon-Z Yak batteries

Many of us are exceeding the manufacturer's max rates on many lipos. I am not familiar with your specific batts , but many of mine are charged at 5-15 times the max rate listed on the pack. Each pack should be evaluated to see it's own specific max rate. There are a few different schools of thought on how to determine the max rate , but many are very reluctant to mention it because of liability. Unlike when using and/or discharging packs there is somewhat of a "safety net" when charging (the cv routine of most all lipo chargers)
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Default RE: Carbon-Z Yak batteries

Thanks for the info. I'm not looking to charge at the absolute max rate, I'd be more than happy to just charge at 2C as of right now. Can I do a regular LiPo charge at 2C or should it be a balance charge? 

Anyone with these same LiPo's? What do you charge them at? 
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You can do either one , and it is important that no one cell gets over or undercharged.
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Default RE: Carbon-Z Yak batteries

I've pushed my stock battery over 1c somewhat. Mostly I run a spec Nanotech packs with it, that I think are rated 5c charge.

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