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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.jpeg 11F4E397-3F5F-4115-8E81-7289A4E10C71.jpeg 079D1306-AA8E-4552-8EFE-7D3F3574B485.jpeg E6DE3A99-4E9B-4CA6-A1D1-839375AFD647.jpeg 6F33EE92-5FAB-4650-91C1-C0F0281FA896.jpeg DAACD7C3-8598-47F7-9683-4EF46C9C9AF4.jpeg C7F1436A-F8EE-4E46-B918-8E04BF60A722.jpeg 537FD7B2-8911-4A8A-B6E1-4BEAF62D7C32.jpeg 506A99F3-7D1A-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.
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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 18817 View attachment 18818 View attachment 18819 View attachment 18820 View attachment 18821 View attachment 18822 View attachment 18823 View attachment 18816 View 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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Hi wanted to share this ive made a post of this before but wanted to offer a visual of putting 2 of my fully charge Mantis Q batteries into storage ive done it this way several times with zero issues its a silly looking rig up but certainly works. Any questions feel free to ask ill do my best to answer I know the pictures aren't greatest. 20191207_230736.jpeg 20191207_230744.jpeg 20191207_230805.jpeg 20191207_232215.jpeg 20191207_232301_HDR.jpeg 1575786625522.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.
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Hey BigRHS not sure if you ever got around to using one of the solutions I posted where im actually discharging my Mantis Q batteries currently but here is the link to my older post no soldering or anything just something I tossed together with all the spare connectors from my Hubsan 501s days ended up being a solid solution and still using this link will have pics on how I got this working hope it helps. Easy solution to discharging or balancing Mantis Batt
 
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Hey BigRHS not sure if you ever got around to using one of the solutions I posted where im actually discharging my Mantis Q batteries currently but here is the link to my older post no soldering or anything just something I tossed together with all the spare connectors from my Hubsan 501s days ended up being a solid solution and still using this link will have pics on how I got this working hope it helps. Easy solution to discharging or balancing Mantis Batt
I haven't got a chance yet, we had some family health issues that have taken a lot of my time but I plan too soon ! I appreciate the info and the pics on this !
 
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How charge should I leave in my mantis Q battery for storage. Can I just hover till it gets down to the right percentage
I usually try to leave mine at 3.81 to 3.91 per cell. I have flew mine to get the battery down to where I want until I am able to do what AZflyer83 has done.
I am also looking at what DoomMeister posted above and thinking about giving that a try.
 
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How much charge should I leave in my mantis Q battery can I just f llamo y it down to the right percent2
I store mine at 3.85 seems to be the magic number for the Mantis Q batteries have done that everytime however if you don't have my setup flying them down to 50% should be adequate for storage purpose.
 
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I haven't got a chance yet, we had some family health issues that have taken a lot of my time but I plan too soon ! I appreciate the info and the pics on this !
Hope things get better for you ive been there before and no problem at all always glad to help and share ideas.
 
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