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New at this stuff. Battery after flight

Discussion in 'Q500 Help' started by Tomcat144, Feb 14, 2017.

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  1. Tomcat144

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    Should I charge battery after flying until I get low batt warning? I know I should let it cool first but if I'm not going up again until next day should I leave it or change it?
     
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    If you're using the stock charger, you can start charging pretty soon (immediately) after flying. The stock chargers push so little current into the battery that heating really isn't an issue. It takes a while to get a feel for how warm is too warm, but with the stock charger you shouldn't have any problems.
     
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    go to this site it's a good read A Guide to Understanding LiPo Batteries
    also this chart will help
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    Thank you
     
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    NRR Nailed it.
    Also remember that when you land and the ST-16 displays a battery voltage (15 volts for example) It is NORMAL to see the battery voltage slightly INCREASE when the motors unload and go to idle. Should you attempt to take off again, the battery voltage will drop again very quickly.
    If you do not plan to fly again for several days, you should charge/discharge your batteries to a storage voltage of about 15.2 to 15.4 volts per pack. The stock charger does not have a storage function. If you do not have a third party battery charger, fastest easiest way to put the batteries into storage would be to fly them to that level.
    Read the Lipo guide that NRRTRAINS linked to, good information there.
     
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    Thank you. Could you recommend a good charger?
     
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    They also make a 4-port version.

    And you'll need 2 of these,

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    That's the one I was look at. Looks good so will probably go with that one. Thank you!!!!!!
     
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