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First time charging a lipo

Old 09-22-2014, 11:15 AM
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About to charge my first lipo, I was just wondering if there is anything i should do first or just plug it in and charge? Im usen this charger http://www.hobbypartz.com/73p-ac680-accharger.html and have it all setup ready to go. As said i just dont know if i can plug and ready to charge or do sum steps first
Old 09-22-2014, 11:28 AM
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You say you have it all set up but you don't state what type and size LiPo you want to charge. We need that info to tell you how to set the values for the charge.
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its gens ace 40c 4s1p 5000mah
Old 09-22-2014, 01:45 PM
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plug everything in as shown on the video and charge as 4s @ 5 amps and you should be good to go.Regardless of the reviewers lazy safety comment DO WATCH THE ENTIRE CHARGE for safety's sake as there's always the chance of errors that can lead to smoke and/or fire
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Select "balance" charge .
Select 4 cell battery
Select 3 amps charge rate
Press start and let it run.
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We need that info to tell you how to set the values for the charge.
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3 amp charge rate for that battery? WHY? Rule of thumb says 5 amps. And in my experience, there's no reason to not charge it at 6 amps. (It only does 6 amps at the beginning of the charge cycle anyway.) I use those batteries, and that charger, myself.

You're gonna get awfully bored standing there watching the battery charge for 75 minutes. Might as well watch grass grow. Yes, you might want to keep an eye on it the first time, just to make sure you set it up right, but after that, don't worry about it! .Get a Lipo charging bag if you're paranoid.
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I just set it to 5 amps and took about an hour to charge. And I do have a bag just in case.

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