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  1. Gurusonwheels

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    has anyone tried to charge the st16 battery using a lipo charger ?

    if so what settings did you use to charge it .

    the battery label says its a Lith-ion battery
    but on the same label it says to use
    a lipo charger .

    wanting to charge at 1c on the battery but want to make sure im using correct battery settings .
     
  2. DroneClone

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    Many posts about it on here, just hard I know to find them, this Forum needs a better look up process, or if it has one, where's the manual instruction !:confused:
     
  3. Gurusonwheels

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    looked all over forum . i can find threads regarding charging the typhoon h battery but not the ST-16 battery ...

    sorry if im overlooking it .... anyone got any ideas ?
     
  4. DroneClone

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    Sorry, thought you meant the H battery as I skimmed the post !:(
     
  5. BobW55

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    Have a look here:
    Now I am really POed

    Yes it is a Lithium Ion,
    Just about any charger with a USB output will work,. Or a LiPo charger direct with the proper connections and voltages.
     
  6. Gurusonwheels

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    well its kinda strange . if i charge the battery till full in the st16 using its supplied charging method .
    then i check voltage on battery it shows it charged to :
    4.165 volts .

    however if i use my Polaron EX charger to charge the
    battery as a LIio battery it stops at : 4.1v or 4.098

    so not sure if we are dealing with a LIio or LIPo . voltages
    do not match .

    is my charger not charging correctly ?
    i thought LIio was 4.1v fully charged
    and LIPO was 4.2

    are they over charging the battery in the controller ?
     
  7. Bobjazz

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    I ran across this with my ST16 battery as well.

    Searching the web for the differences between LiIo and LiPo batteries, all I could find was that LiIo batteries tend to come in a hard case (phone, laptop batteries) while LiPo batteries are usually just wrapped in some type of polymer bag. They're basically the same battery chemically.

    So as far as I can tell, as long as you don't go over 4.2v, you should be good. Not sure about the 4.1v vs 4.2v. Can't say it would make a lot of difference either way. I changed my charger to stop at 4.2v for LiIo.