Users' questions

What is the charge rate for a LIPO battery?

What is the charge rate for a LIPO battery?

For the vast majority of LiPos, the Charge Rate is 1C. The equation works the same way as the previous discharge rating, where 1000mAh = 1A. So, for a 3000mAh battery, we would want to charge at 3A, for a 5000mAh LiPo, we should set the charger at 5A, and for a 4500mAh pack, 4.5A is the correct charge rate.

How do you calculate the charge of a Lipo battery?

To determine this number, take the mAh rating of your pack and divide it by 1000. If your batteries allow for a higher charge rate (1C-5C is the general range) simply take the numbers you came to calculating your 1C rate and multiply it by that factor.

What percentage is a lipo storage charge?

The accepted method of storing LIPO batteries long term is to discharge or charge them to 65% and then refrigerate them.

What amp should I charge my 4S lipo?

As an example, let’s take a 4S (4-cell) pack with 14.8V and a charger rated at 100 watts. Using the formula, 100 watts divided by 14.8V equals 6.75 amps, which is the maximum current the charger will be able to deliver for a 4S battery. For a 6S LiPo (22.2V), the same 100-watt charger will deliver 4.5 amps.

What’s the maximum charge rate for a LiPo battery?

One of the best LiPo battery chargers out there, the iMAX B6 You need to be careful when charging your LiPo battery. NEVER attempt to charge your battery if it is still hot from use or damaged in any way. Most LiPo batteries have a maximum charge rate of 1C, or 1 times the capacity.

How to calculate battery power on RC Lipo?

To use the RC LiPo Battery Power & Configuration Calculator, simply use the drop down box’s to select your battery pack specifications. Select a 2nd battery pack cell count if you want to check your wiring of two different packs. Fill out the remaining box’s for the 2nd battery pack and then hit the submit button.

Can a LiPo battery be discharged in balance mode?

Safely discharge the LiPo battery down as low as you can by running it, or by using a balance charger in discharge mode. Once you’ve done that, further discharge the battery by hooking up a small LED, or similar load to it.

How long does it take to charge a lipo 3s?

Right now I charge at 1amp just to be safe, but it takes 2 hours to charge a 3S I looked, couldn’t find anything. If someone can post a link to a thread/chart I’d appreciate it. You didn’t mention the size of your lipo but since you said 2 hours, I can guess it’s around 2000mah. (ie 2 hours implies 1/2C charge rate.)