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Hey guys, just wondering if anybody knew a way to put the Mantis batteries in a storage charge without simply flying it down to the right voltage ? I have a smart charger that does discharge and do storage charges but of course there is no way that I know of to connect a Mantis battery to it.
I can connect my Typhoon Q500 4k to my charger so I can put those batteries into a storage state, but the only way I know of to discharge the Mantis batteries is to fly them down to the correct voltage. Not the most accurate and easy way to do that.
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The Breeze uses the same connection as the Mantis and the OEM charger can be found for cheap on eBay. Cut the charger apart along the seam and extract the battery connector and wiring to the four pin plug. The plug will fit into a balance board for your charger and use alligator clip leads to clip to the outside leads for full charge.
I did that with a spare OEM Breeze charger to keep my Breeze batteries at storage and for balance charging and tracking IR.EA98B235-D5DB-41E8-8438-1E6749CF8255.jpeg11F4E397-3F5F-4115-8E81-7289A4E10C71.jpeg079D1306-AA8E-4552-8EFE-7D3F3574B485.jpegE6DE3A99-4E9B-4CA6-A1D1-839375AFD647.jpeg6F33EE92-5FAB-4650-91C1-C0F0281FA896.jpegDAACD7C3-8598-47F7-9683-4EF46C9C9AF4.jpegC7F1436A-F8EE-4E46-B918-8E04BF60A722.jpeg537FD7B2-8911-4A8A-B6E1-4BEAF62D7C32.jpeg506A99F3-7D1A-4C7A-A138-C290575DB134.jpeg
 
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Hey guys, just wondering if anybody knew a way to put the Mantis batteries in a storage charge without simply flying it down to the right voltage ? I have a smart charger that does discharge and do storage charges but of course there is no way that I know of to connect a Mantis battery to it.
I can connect my Typhoon Q500 4k to my charger so I can put those batteries into a storage state, but the only way I know of to discharge the Mantis batteries is to fly them down to the correct voltage. Not the most accurate and easy way to do that.
Thanks
What is the right voltage to store them
 
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Hey guys, just wondering if anybody knew a way to put the Mantis batteries in a storage charge without simply flying it down to the right voltage ? I have a smart charger that does discharge and do storage charges but of course there is no way that I know of to connect a Mantis battery to it.
I can connect my Typhoon Q500 4k to my charger so I can put those batteries into a storage state, but the only way I know of to discharge the Mantis batteries is to fly them down to the correct voltage. Not the most accurate and easy way to do that.
Thanks
I did a post on this a while back not the best solution but ive done it 3 times so far with no issues heres a link to the post. Easy solution to discharging or balancing Mantis Batt
 
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The Breeze uses the same connection as the Mantis and the OEM charger can be found for cheap on eBay. Cut the charger apart along the seam and extract the battery connector and wiring to the four pin plug. The plug will fit into a balance board for your charger and use alligator clip leads to clip to the outside leads for full charge.
I did that with a spare OEM Breeze charger to keep my Breeze batteries at storage and for balance charging and tracking IR.View attachment 18817View attachment 18818View attachment 18819View attachment 18820View attachment 18821View attachment 18822View attachment 18823View attachment 18816View attachment 18824
Thanks, I like that and will probably do this ! Great idea !
 
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What is the right voltage to store them
I usually store mine at around 3.90 volts per cell. But I do know some that store around 3.84 volts per cell, but I think anywhere in that area is good as long as all 3 are balanced. Just do not store them at full charge or run them down to low.
But store them around 40 to 50% of full charge.
 

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What is the right voltage to store them
Storage for LiPo battery packs is 3.8 to 3.85 volts per cell, so the 3S packs for the Mantis or Breeze would be 11.40 to 11.55 volts. If you use a third party charger set the charge rate to 1C (Breeze has a 1150mAh battery so you charge at 1.1 or 1.2A). I don’t remember what rating the Mantis battery has, but if it were 2700mAh (2.7Ah) you would charge at 2.7A.
 
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I usually store mine at around 3.90 volts per cell. But I do know some that store around 3.84 volts per cell, but I think anywhere in that area is good as long as all 3 are balanced. Just do not store them at full charge or run them down to low.
But store them around 40 to 50% of full charge.
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