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.
Lipo batteries that have taken the electric rechargeable battery world by storm, especially for helicopters, planes plus drones.
They are the main reason that electric flight is a viable option instead of fuel-powered models.
Here Vapextech will share five reasons to use LiPo batteries.
There are five main ways that Lipos are the optimum battery for RC planes and helicopters instead of conventional rechargeable batteries such as NiCad or NiMH.
Batteries are used by many of us on a daily basis, whether it is for the television remote, our wristwatches or a new toy for one of our children.
This is why handling batteries properly is so important. Here at Vapextech, we have years of experience in handling many different kinds of batteries safely.
For our latest post, we are going to explore the handling of batteries in greater detail.
It does not matter if you have been using the same batteries for a number of years, or use basic AA batteries occasionally; you should take some time to understand how they work and any dangers associated with them.
It may feel like common sense, but it is often forgotten that the + and - symbols on your battery are an important part of installing them in your device. This means the terminals should also be aligned accordingly.
Using batteries that
For our latest blog, we are going to talk you through the internal structure of your LiPo battery, to give you a better understanding of how they work.
If you open up a LiPo battery pouch cell, you will find the following -
A long piece of thin white plastic microporous film, with the thin lithium carbon-coated aluminium and copper anode and cathode electrodes laminated in an alternating pattern on both the front and backside of the polymer separator film.
The long film (which is over 7 feet long for 5000 mAh cell) is folded back and forth upon itself resulting in an alternating anode/cathode stacking with the continuous thin layer of polymer separator in between
LiPo batteries are mainly used for drones and other radio-controlled devices which require extra care for storage.
Here at Vapextech, we understand the importance of getting the best out of your batteries, which is why we are sharing some handy tips to store your LiPo batteries in our latest blog.
LiPo batteries contain very reactive chemicals in them (which produces more power), meaning they need to be handled gently and treated with the utmost care.
To start, you can insulate the leads which can be as simple as putting a rubber cap or some electrical tape on all of the leads which includes balance leads and the main power leads.
You want to at least have a LiPo storage bag (which is fire-retardant), which will give you a little more time to react but won't completely stifle the flames.
LiPo batteries from Vapextech are popular for use in the model industry for radio controlled equipment and airsoft purposes.
Also regularly used for personal electronics and electrical vehicles these batteries are delivered in a pouch format and have become the default for many types of equipment and appliances.
In this blog we are going to focus on the best methods to charge lithium batteries safely.
LiPo batteries charge differently to pretty much every other battery on the market. The charging cycle starting with the constant voltage being applied across the battery terminals that are slightly higher than the voltage the battery is resting at.
Once the battery reaches set voltage the current flow is slowed and will eventually stop.
Remember to not overcharge LiPo batteries as although they will accept the charge, they will become
Welcome to Vapextech, we’re the home of LiPo batteries - one of the most popular and used rechargeable batteries available. January marks Hobby Month for the celebration of those personal activities and interests we have, that keep our mind active in our downtime. Hobbies come in all forms and here at Vapextech, we provide the power needed for hobbies such as RC and model vehicle enthusiasts and Airsoft soldiers. Our batteries are light, powerful and eclipse others in terms of performance - So find out why our LiPo batteries will keep you charged during Hobby Month!
Lipo batteries have a different range of voltages. This is indicated by the “V” on the battery itself. A typical Lipo battery cell will have a nominal (resting) voltage of 3.7 volts. Sitting bang in the middle of its maximum charge of 4.2 volts per cell and the minimum and safe charged rate of 3.0 volts. This is why 7.4 volt batteries are a configuration of 2 cells, ie double the nominal voltage.
The voltage of a battery pack is essentially going to determine how fast your vehicle is going to go or potentially influence the discharge of your Airsoft weapon. Vapextech lipo batteries range from 7.4v to 11.1 volt batteries giving you a wide range of power sources for your chosen use.
Lipo batteries are a popular 21st century electrical source. Used as model batteries, they provide energy for radio controlled cars, aircraft and boats of many kinds. Some people consider them to be prone to over heating and a fire risk. But when handled and used correctly, they are a safe and versatile means of powering many types of models, and Summer is the season to get the most enjoyment out of this hobby. More common than you might think, we use lipo batteries on a daily basis in phones, laptops, tablets and many other devices away from the radio controlled model scene.
Lipo batteries certainly pack a power punch by delivering as much as four times the amount of energy density compared to the equivalent nickel cadmium or nickel metal hydride batteries. Another unique characteristic is
The lipo batteries produced by Vapextech combine great value prices with high quality and performance. For participants and fans of model racing, the British Racing Car Association have approved Vapextech batteries. They are the body which governs competitive racing with model cars of all kinds. With a packed race programme up and down the country it’s never been easier to get involved with a lively and competitive scene both indoors and outdoors.
The Vapextech website has a dedicated category for lipo batteries used for radio controlled model car packs. We provide lipo batteries which are the power cells for smaller model race cars and buggies. They are also used to power the transmitters a