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Palmyra, Va.

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I want to keep my 380 with me so I can grab a flight on some down time. How long is too long to keep a lipo fully charged?

08-04-2016 12:29 AM

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Meridian, Mississippi

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Good question... I'll be anxious to see what others say.

I would suggest - less is better. The less time a battery is fully charged, the better off it is. Practically, there are 8,700 hours a year and my batteries only last 3ish years no matter how I treat them. A few hours a week can't be that bad for 'em.


"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

08-04-2016 08:21 AM

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Middle East

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I seem to recall a table / article that showed the different deterioration percentages at different voltages. Perhaps look on battery university, or Google Lipo deterioration.

I believe a Lipo at storage lost 2% and at full up to 10% of its capacity. However the period was months or more and not hours or days.

08-04-2016 11:01 AM

Elite Veteran

The Villages, Florida

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If you keep the battery stored at 50% , it takes about 30 min to top it off..... Best of both worlds.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

08-04-2016 12:30 PM


Leeds, England

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I personally don't leave mine full longer than a week but there again I buy cheap Li-po's. Maybe only charge them to 90% if you think you'll be leaving them longer than a week. It will not ruin them half as much as heat or over discharging them.

60% of the time, it works every time!

08-04-2016 03:04 PM
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