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05-29-2012 06:18 AM  6 years agoPost 1
cmdiduca

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I am new to the lipo chemistry. I have a 5s sky 3300 and 2s transmitter battery for my 12fgh. I have never before charged these batteries and currently have a venom pro charger. Do I need to set it up for balance charge? Do I need to do that every time I charge these batteries? I bought the charger for doing nickel metal batteries for a rc car. I assume this charger is ok for my limited charging needs? Is there a better charger I should be looking at? At this point I have no plans to get into electrics, but who knows what can happen in the future

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05-29-2012 10:24 AM  6 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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Hyperion, as well as others, has chargers that you can put several battery settings into. Lipo, nicads or most any battery you come up with, and you can save the setting in the charger.

Bill Whittaker

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05-29-2012 12:41 PM  6 years agoPost 3
tomd27858

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The Venom Pro charger is capable of charging lipos and nimh. Be sure to select lipo and the correct cell count prior to charging.

I personally balance charge every time I charge and it is a good practice to have the charger monitor each cell so none are over charged.

I personally like the iCharger line up and would recommend you take a look at them if you find you want a higher wattage charger so you can charge your batteries faster.

Team HeliDirect

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05-29-2012 02:23 PM  6 years agoPost 4
cmdiduca

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I have heard good things about the I chargers. I think If I end up with any more lipos in the stable, I will consider buying one.

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05-29-2012 05:11 PM  6 years agoPost 5
coptercptn

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I use the Bantam's they will chaarge any battery.

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....

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05-29-2012 05:21 PM  6 years agoPost 6
cmdiduca

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I understand a lot of the chargers capabilities are based on the power supply. Again, I don't charge a lot of huge batteries so I would not need a big power supply. I will look at the bantam as well

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05-29-2012 07:04 PM  6 years agoPost 7
TheWoodCrafter

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I don't think I would even consider buying a charger today that didn't have IR capability.
It can be very useful in analyzing the condition of your battery packs.

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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05-29-2012 07:59 PM  6 years agoPost 8
cmdiduca

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Forgive me, may be a stupid question, but what is IR? I'm am still learning these new chargers.

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05-29-2012 08:32 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Terrabit

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IR is internal resistance. IR can provide a general indication as to the health of your batteries. Lower IR is preferable to high IR but it's all relative to the capacity, chemistry and initial c-rating of the pack. There can be quite a bit of variability. Generally speaking IR measures the efficiency with which current is passed through a circuit (ie, your pack is a circuit). Inefficiency manifests as heat. So, lower IR equates to cooler packs.

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