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Old 02-09-2007, 11:00 PM
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I'm just setting up my ESC and am not sure what the battery protection mode does. I currently have it set to 65%. The Align ESC setup document doesn't really indicate what this does or what will happen when the battery reaches 65% charge.

I know that lipos are recommended not to be run with more than 80% of their charge gone. Is this a feature that you recommend using to protect the batteries from overcharging? If not, I assume you use a timer or an alarm?

My main question is what happens when the battery reaches 65%?

Old 02-10-2007, 05:59 AM
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Your motor will start cutting out for about half a second every second(at first then it will just shut off), and now you basically autogyro in. What your going to want to do is hover off a pack till protection (I run my esc with high bat protection) kicks in. Then set a countdown timer on your remote for 2 minutes less then that time (cause flying 3d kills it faster then a hover). Start your countdown on takeoff and when the alarm goes off land...if you try to push it protection will kick in, then you have to autogyro in.
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Run high protection, the extra 20 seconds a flight you get arent worth over discharging and puffing a lipo.

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