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    Lipo storage charge???

    what time frame would one want to put a lipo on a storage charge?
    like we race on the weekends so my batteries sit for a week should they be charged 50% or are they all right at 100%

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    Alot charge them at full the day racing is over. But i dont like mine fully charged, because they drain a lil and can hurt them. I prefer to leave them around half to 3/4.
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    the reason i ask is that our group has a bunch that are swelling bad, the worst ones are the venom 7.4v 50C 5600mah

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    ehh i never liked my venom lipos. for some reason they always ran hotter than my zippys, turnigys and gens ace.

    oh and i store mine at half if its going to be over week. i had some stored at half for like 6 months and they work just fine.

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    change your esc mode to lvc 3.8v and that should be just right

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    wont that only give 50% runtime out of your battery?

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    dont put it to 3.8v/cell. run time will suffer a little bit. i set mine at like 3.2-3.3v/cell but i never get that low bc i can feel my pack getting slower so i stop which is generally aroud 3.6 or 3.7volts per cell. and after that i just do storage mode on my charger or i leave it as is at 3.6 or 3.7 volts

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    in my searching i've read that 3.85 is storage voltage
    anybody else heard this or can confirm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by batman View Post
    in my searching i've read that 3.85 is storage voltage
    anybody else heard this or can confirm?
    Yeah the proper is about half or a little over, but venom swelling sounds wrong. I dont like venom but i've never seen them balloon, if you want a lipo that baloons get smc lol they balloon but thats not really a bad thing in some cases.
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    You definatly should never leave it below half for a while, I leave them the longest a day not fully charged. Been doing that for 8 months its fine.

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