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"Fully Charged" for how long?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by Chezedog, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Chezedog

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    How long does a stock battery remain close to fully charged after charging?
    Will a battery charged 24 hours ago have the same flight time as one charged a few minutes ago?
     
  2. socman

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    I have not noticed any difference in charging the day before.
     
  3. mercillus

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    Even if your charge settles it wont be enough to notice. Now doing 24 months might have a different result. :)
     
  4. Gizmo3000

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    I've noticed that they hold a charge pretty good.

    *BUT* , keep in mind that if you're not going to be flying/using that battery for more than a week (or longer), you don't want to keep it at full charge. - or it will lessen the life of your battery.

    It's ideal to keep Lipo's stored at 50%, in a nice cool environment if you want them to last as long as possible.
     
  5. Chezedog

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    Thanks for the info. Uh, how does one know the percentage of one's battery charge?
     
  6. FangsCPO

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    For that you would need a charger that displays battery status or you can purchase a lipo voltage meter. I would recommend a better charger so you can charge you lipos quicker and also be able to put them in storage mode which is basically at 50% charge. Definitely a good investment.
     
  7. Chezedog

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    I see. Do you prefer any particular brand/model?
     
  8. edunwody

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    Re: "Fully Charged" for how long?

    +1 on the brand name. AC/DC


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