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Discharging 1500MAH 3S Lipos

#1
I have two 1500 MAH 3S lipos and I charge and now want to discharge with a coolRC b6 balance charger what are the proper settings for storage on it? can anyone help? scared they will lose power if I leave them much longer!
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
#2
If that charger's menu looks like my i6 clone's menu, you want to use Battery Type Lipo, function 'Storage', and cell setting for 3S - it'll automatically take them to 3.8v per cell.

Don't use the 'Discharge' menu option - that'll take them down to 0v per cell and make them safe for the trash can. That's a one way trip down to that voltage level.
 
#3
If that charger's menu looks like my i6 clone's menu, you want to use Battery Type Lipo, function 'Storage', and cell setting for 3S - it'll automatically take them to 3.8v per cell.

Don't use the 'Discharge' menu option - that'll take them down to 0v per cell and make them safe for the trash can. That's a one way trip down to that voltage level.
OH! Okay thank you :) I am new to this part of flying :p I crashed into a tree and bent my motors housing and now it spins but only by finger with a TON of strength :( time to get new motors :p
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
#4
Ouch! Crashing into softer stuff is recommended :p

(Not that I follow my own recommendations mind you, but I hear that's a good idea...)
 

Hai-Lee

Old and Bold RC PILOT
#6
I have two 1500 MAH 3S lipos and I charge and now want to discharge with a coolRC b6 balance charger what are the proper settings for storage on it? can anyone help? scared they will lose power if I leave them much longer!
I use a 12V light bulb to discharge my 3S batteries and a voltage alarm on the balance connector. When the alarm sounds it is time to remove the bulb.

As for the length of time you are storing the batteries charged. I refrigerate my batteries and they love it! I leave them in the 'frig charged and after flying I return them to the 'frig first and charge them after they are cold. After charging I return them to the 'frig until I fly again. So far no battery losses and one old battery has recovered slightly.

Just what works for me!
 
#7
I use a 12V light bulb to discharge my 3S batteries and a voltage alarm on the balance connector. When the alarm sounds it is time to remove the bulb.

As for the length of time you are storing the batteries charged. I refrigerate my batteries and they love it! I leave them in the 'frig charged and after flying I return them to the 'frig first and charge them after they are cold. After charging I return them to the 'frig until I fly again. So far no battery losses and one old battery has recovered slightly.

Just what works for me!

Cool (literally :p ) but thanks for the tip :)