LiPo batteries stands for lithium polymer battery and are one of the most popular types of rechargeable battery available. They have taken the battery world by storm and are often used in the model industry for radio-controlled equipment and airsoft purposes, as well as in personal electronics and electric vehicles. These batteries are delivered in a pouch format and come in an extensive selection of different types and are now the default for many types of equipment and appliances.
There are many advantages to using LiPo batteries and here are four of the most popular reasons to choose LiPo:
The benefits are numerous, but most centre around the space to power ratio, making them incredibly useful in an array of different technologies. Here at Vapextech, we stock a wide range of LiPo batteries for you to choose from. We’re exclusive suppliers of Vapextech batteries in the UK and pride ourselves on providing an exceptional level of choice. We specialise in model and airsoft LiPo batteries in many voltages and configurations, browse through our full range online. We also give special discounts on some of our LiPo batteries, if you’re purchasing a few, so watch out for these deals!
As the leading supplier of LiPo batteries, Vapextech have a wealth of knowledge about this type of battery. This also means we get plenty of questions from customers, which is why we have put together this handy guide with all the answers in one place.
Can I use a higher cell count battery than the one that came with my aeroplane?
This depends on your speed controller and motor. If the battery does not exceed their rated limitations for voltage, we would recommend using a higher cell count battery to give you more power and longer flight times.
How Safe are LiPo Batteries?
Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries are safe as long as you take the time to learn how to use them properly. You will always need to ensure they are being charged at the correct rate and not discharged past their rated capacity. You can run into trouble when LiPo batteries over-discharge or they are charged incorrectly. Before using a LiPo battery you also need to understand your charger and the amp draw of your system.
How Fast Can I Charge a LiPo Battery?
The majority of LiPos are designed to be charged at a 1C maximum rate which means that the charge rate must not exceed the capacity of the LiPo. It is really important to be certain of your charge rate. You could also consider charging at a lower rate than 1C if you are not in a rush, which could extend the life of your LiPos.
What is the best way to store batteries?
If you are planning on long-term storage of a month or more, you should charge your battery to 70% of its capacity and check the voltage every few months. Batteries should always be stored in a temperature-controlled environment.
For regular short-term storage, do not leave your batteries in a discharged state and always charge them after using them. If the batteries are left in a discharged state, they will slowly lose voltage and be damaged.
If you would like to find out more about our LiPo batteries, or any other of our products then please get in touch with a member of our expert team.