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what does it mean by charging in 1C ,2C etc.

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Heliman

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Hi all
Can somebody clarify this for me. People here always mention charging their battery in 1C,2C etc. What does that mean ? my Tp-1010 charge only shows a A value, like 2.1A, 2.2A when you selecting the charge curret.

Thank for you help

Simon.

03-09-2007 Over year old.
SteveH

rrProfessor

Texas

1C is 1 X the capacity of the battery. If you had a 3000 mAH battery (really a 3 Ampere hour battery) 1 X C (3A) would be a 3 amp charge rate.

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03-09-2007 Over year old.
KCT

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Ontario, Canada

Simon,

1C stands for a charge current of 1 time the rated capacity.
For example, a 2400mAh pack, 1C would equal 2400mA or 2.4A.
2C would be twice as much and so on. This would be the charge
current one would refer when charging batteries. Also this can
be used to express the current discharge capability of a battery
pack.

Cheers

Kay


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KCT

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Ontario, Canada

Hehe,

SteveH beat me to it...

Cheers

Kay


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nivlek

rrProfessor

Norfolk England

The "C" is the capacity of the pack in Amp/Hours . The charge rate is also based on a one hour charge .So ,if you have a 1AH battery , 1C is 1A and 2C would be 2A . For a 1.5AH battery , 1.5A would be the 1C charge rate and 3A would be the 2C charge rate .

Edit : You both beat me ! Lol

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03-09-2007 Over year old.
hootowl

rrProfessor

Garnet Valley, Pa.

If your battery is 2400 mah, it is also 2.4 AH

Charging it at 1C means at 1x the Capacity of the battery.

So in this example you would charge at 2.4 amps


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nivlek

rrProfessor

Norfolk England

At least I beat someone !

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

03-09-2007 Over year old.
Furious Predator

rrProfessor

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

dont be miss lead by the term mAh either. that just tells you how fast your heli will go.

if you have a 3000mAh battery. your heli will actually be able to go 3000 miles A hour.

Shawn
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03-09-2007 Over year old.
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Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

So it's true

03-10-2007 Over year old.
GimbalFan

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Big Coppitt Key, FL

dont be miss lead by the term mAh either. that just tells you how fast your heli will go. if you have a 3000mAh battery. your heli will actually be able to go 3000 miles A hour.
Not to be forgotten -- the equivalent sized nitro heli running on 30% nitro will go only 30% the speed, hence 900 miles A Hour, and so on. These are important lessons Simon, so pay attention.

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