In times gone by, we used to run cars and aeroplanes until the batteries gave up, before waiting for the next time we could use them again. Put simply, we just stored them dead; however, this is not the case with LiPo batteries. Having said this, LiPo's should not be stored at full charge either. We would recommend storing them at room temperature at 3.8v per cell to get the longest life out of them. The majority of modern computerised chargers have a Lipo storage function that charges the batteries up to that voltage or discharges them down to that voltage.
Vapextech would recommend that customers put their Lipo's in storage mode after every run, as making this force of habit will benefit you in the long run. This means you don't have to worry about whether or not you remembered to put it in storage.
To give you a helping hand we have listed below five ways to keep your batteries working well.
Breaking In New Batteries - New batteries will come with a discharged condition and will need to be fully charged before being used. We would recommend that you fully charge and discharge the new battery 2-4 times which allows it to reach its maximum rated capacity.
Prevent the Memory Effect - Another recommendation to keep your battery healthy is fully charging and then fully discharging it every 2-3 weeks. The only exception to this rule is Li-Ion batteries which do not suffer from the
If you want to obtain the ultimate performance from your electric powered models then nothing comes close to LiPo batteries. In the past, the highest powered batteries tended to be heavy and didn’t perform all that well as they simply added too much weight to the model. This greatly limited the endurance which limited what designers could achieve. But, the rise of the LiPo gas mean many models now have superior speeds, rate of climb and endurance than ever before, even when compared with their internal combustion powered equivalents.
LiPo batteries offer the very best power to weight ratio when compared with all other types. The very low self-discharge level of these batteries means they will retain around 80% of their charge for around 12 months and they are supplied ready to use i