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Battery Charging, Discharging, and Storage Questions

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I'm trying to find info on the following -

1. What is the appropriate storage voltage? For how long?
2. Should fully charged batteries be discharged? If so how? (I do not like the idea of running them down, why wear my motors down)
3. Is there a balance charger out there people are using? Have you had success with it?
4. Are there adaptors for an aftermarket charger?

I found some info but this would be a good sticky thread since flying may slow down with the colder weather approaching.
 
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1. 14.8V Storage As long as you like!
2. Yes, but only if not being used more than 7-10 days( Buy an Rapid Charger, that has a discharge function, like a HiTec 2)
3.HiTec 2 or 4
4.Yes, Carolina Dronz and others have them
 
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There you go DroneClone has the answer. Very simple to figure out. Glad you are enjoying your H.

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1. 14.8V Storage As long as you like!
2. Yes, but only if not being used more than 7-10 days( Buy an Rapid Charger, that has a discharge function, like a HiTec 2)
3.HiTec 2 or 4
4.Yes, Carolina Dronz and others have them
wait, what? 1. 14.8V Storage As long as you like! Really??
 
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I'm all confused that's not whats on MY H battery

My charger puts the H battery's in storage mode at 3.8 v each cell
 
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I'm all confused that's not whats on MY H battery

My charger puts the H battery's in storage mode at 3.8 v each cell
That's OK. 3.8 times 4 cells is 15.2 volts, if my pea-brain is right. Probably anything from 14.6 to 15.2 will work.
 
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Most of the popular chargers (HiTec included) have the default storage charge for 4s batteries at 15.2v.


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What's the AMP that I should configure on my Hitec for the TH? 5.0 or 6.0?


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What's the AMP that I should configure on my Hitec for the TH? 5.0 or 6.0?


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Which HiTec model do you have?
Most of the HiTec chargers can only supply 50w per channel.
At 50w charging, you won't be able to charge a 4s battery at 5A.


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Which HiTec model do you have?
Most of the HiTec chargers can only supply 50w per channel.
At 50w charging, you won't be able to charge a 4s battery at 5A.


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When using mains power my Overlander (Hitec) x2 charger supplies 3.2 amps per battery.
 
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Which HiTec model do you have?
Most of the HiTec chargers can only supply 50w per channel.
At 50w charging, you won't be able to charge a 4s battery at 5A.


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Is a Hitec multi charger X4 and for Lipo it can go as high as 6A



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So what are the appropriate chargers to purchase that can do the job?




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I use my Revolectrix PL8 along with the MPA boards. Have done for years. I can balance charge up to 9 batteries (at 1C) at a time.
 

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