Lipo storage and charging

Written by Tony. Posted in Batteries

There are many that believe storing Lipos fully charged is the right thing.
It actually isn’t.  The best way to store a Lipo is with some charge left in it.  Not full and certainly not discharged.
I normally run it for the race and then that is fine as its around half full.

Also there are many different thoughts about charging.  1% of the capacity is the right charging rate.
For example my Orion Lipos saddles are 5500 so I charge at 5.5 amps.
My Orion WTS stick packs are 4000 so 4 amps for them.
You can’t go wrong like that.
Also balance charging all the time is not necessary so long as you balance your Lipos periodically.  I do mine every 6-10 runs.
I am still using Orion Lipos from the European Championships 2 years back