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Running in new batteries?

Discussion in 'Q500 4K Help' started by Perce, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Perce

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    are Lipo batteries subject to having to be "run in" for the first few times of use -so repeated charging then discharging builds up to the advertised 25 mins running time?

    Are they like NImH in that they like continuous use?

    and I have heard that 1 year out of a operating Lipo is standard working life - can anybody verify this?
     
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  2. Rayray

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    You might check the Web for LIPO battery manufacturers' recommendations to get correct info.

    The one thing I can tell you with assurance is this: You will never get 25 minutes, or even 22, from the standard H batteries. Depending on conditions, getting 14 to 19 is normal. Maybe more sitting on the ground, lol.

    The H is great, so have fun. Good luck!
     
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    Oops, NOW I see you're not in the H section. Pardon me.
     
  4. Chewman

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    Rule of thumb if your batteries are Yuneec brand, fly for 10min then charge fully, for the first 10 times you use them
     
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    I guess I've already "Trashed" my two battery's that came with my 500 4K?:( I've got three cycles on each of them landing at 18 minutes with 10.7 V in them. Should I cut my future flights to 10 minutes,for the next seven cycles? Also what is the longest you will leave a battery at full charge for,before putting it in storage charge?
     
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    I wouldn't think you have "Trashed" the batteries. I started out with little to no knowledge of Lipos and their use. Couple that with some bad information from a selling hobby shop and I put my batteries through the mill at first. Those two batteries are still good. They don't last as long as two GiFi that I bought from Carolina Dronz but they still charge up and work.
     
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    Thanks,for the information.:) Iam currently discharging the batterys now,as they have been at full charge for two days,waiting for good flying conditions,but no luck!:(
     
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    Thanks,for the video! That explains a lot!:)
     
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    I have heard that the batteries should be stored at 50% charge. How do you discharge the LiPo batteries?
     
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    A decent after market charger will have a storage mode setting on it...they only discharge at around 1amp so it's slow