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10-20-2009 12:56 AM  8 years agoPost 1
FlaG8r

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File the following question under "too worried about the details"...

I generally put my packs into "storage" mode after my flights (60% on the hyperion charger) even if I'm flying the next day or next few days.
Is this pointless and a waste of time? Should I only be storing them if I'm not flying them for a few weeks? Thanks for the advice.

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10-20-2009 03:26 AM  8 years agoPost 2
fenderstrat

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yes,from what i have found,doing a storage charge for the next day or even a week is a waste of time.

I did some research on this, in this part of the country,there are some stretches during winter where there's no flying(I dont enjoy freezing my a$$ off just to say "I flew ),and like a lot of stuff with lipos its hard to sort through whats what.but from what I have found, about 2 weeks seems to be the cutoff.no use for 2 weeks or more and its best to do a storage charge.

I am going to e-mail the owner of PPRC(battery company I rep for)and ask him to get some info DIRECT from the manufacturer and see what they have to say on this.I will report back any responses I get

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10-20-2009 03:56 AM  8 years agoPost 3
TJinGuy

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no use for 2 weeks or more and its best to do a storage charge.
So how do you "storage charge" full packs Fender?

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10-20-2009 04:09 AM  8 years agoPost 4
fenderstrat

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I fly the pack,and do a storage charge when I am done.

I have actually spun helis up in my garage to discharge them if it looks like no flying for a while.
sometimes you can get lucky and discharge it to about 50%

its really only 3 months here dec,jan,feb

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10-20-2009 11:21 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Brokenwing II

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How does one know other than check with a multimeter a storage charge? I guess what i'm asking is it ok to stop the charging process before the cells are balanced and if the cells are balanced it's charged? I'm really kind of new to the electric thing.
I guess my other question would be, how do you check individual cell voltage?

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10-20-2009 11:57 PM  8 years agoPost 6
FlaG8r

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How does one know other than check with a multimeter a storage charge?
Some chargers, like the Hyperion Duo, have a storage mode. You push a button and it either charges or discharges to 60% capacity.
I guess my other question would be, how do you check individual cell voltage?
This same charger as well as others will let you know individual cell volts.

You can also buy a cheap unit that plugs into the battery through a balancing plug and will give you each cells figures.

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10-21-2009 12:14 AM  8 years agoPost 7
TJinGuy

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I guess what i'm asking is it ok to stop the charging process before the cells are balanced and if the cells are balanced it's charged?
I think you are misunderstanding what "balance" means. Balance is not a state of charge but rather it refers to how well matched the voltages of the individual cells are in a specific pack. Any healthy lipo will be fairly balanced at any given time regardless of the state of charge. For the purpose of "storage charge" it is not important. All you are trying to achieve when "storage charging" a lipo is about 50% capacity. Notice how I say "about", as it really is not an exact thing and it is not intended to be.

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10-21-2009 12:50 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Brokenwing II

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Thanks, that helps a great deal. Unfortunately my charger is a cheaper one, an Align up to 4 cell and it doesn't have the bells and whistles. That's why I was asking. I don't want to screw something up. Thask for all the info. I'm sure I;ll be bending ears again soon.

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