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08-06-2011 01:46 PM  6 years agoPost 1
davehour

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Hi:

I supposed chargers have a "Fast Charge" mode as my Bantam BC6-10 does. In this mode, the Lipo charging time is decreased by skipping the final low current charging stages, and by not balance charging them. The reduction in charging time is noticeable.

My concern is if this is safe to use.

You advices and opinions will be appreciated.

David

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08-06-2011 02:09 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Pistol Pete

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yes...its safe.

There will be a "slight" reduction in flight times.

Be concerned IF cells display a difference of .05V per cell. Meaning balance again and keep an eye on "possibly" degrading cell.

Otherwise, enjoy shorter charging times.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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08-06-2011 11:28 PM  6 years agoPost 3
psych-lick

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Its softer on your batteries if you don't 'top them off'. I always fast charge my packs with the PL8 to C/10 (c/10 = 40amp charge, 4amp cutoff).

-Jeff T.

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08-07-2011 12:11 AM  6 years agoPost 4
moparherb

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In my opinion charging without balancing is an invitation for a lipo fire. You never know when one or more cells may react incorrectly to charging. And you won't know it until something burns. I've seen a lipo fire that could have been prevented had a balancer been attached. Just my opinion. It just isn't worth it. If you want to fly more buy more batteries.

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