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What A should I use when charging my battery?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by yalag, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. yalag

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    I bought a package that came with battery and charger together. But I'm not sure what A I should set it to. Some say it should be 4A like in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAXCYWjEK_8 but some say it should be 6A?
     
  2. Gizmo3000

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    It depends on what your battery is rated at, if it says so on the label.
    But if you're charging the battery that came with your Phantom, you're best not charging at more than 2A.
    the lower the A you charge, the longer your battery will last.
     
  3. netphreak

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    Use the balance charge feature at 3 amps, that's the best mix of speed and longevity.
     
  4. yalag

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    But in the youtube video it says 4 amps so I guess that was being aggressive?
     
  5. fizzviic

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    SAFE charging rates are dependent upon several factors, the "C" rating of the battery, whether you are charging a single battery, or several in parallel, how many times and how fast you have charged and discharged them among others.

    I, and most of my friends charge our 3 cell LiPo's at 3 amps. I may take a few minutes longer, but we feel the extra time is worth it in terms of battery life and safety.