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  1. #1
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    Battery Question

    My (2) LiPo batteries showed up the other day, so I have a few questions:
    I have the Traxxas EZ Peak Plus Charger.
    1. Since I'll probably rarely use my stock Nimh battery, what's the best way to store it and/or have it ready for backup? Discharge or leave charged?
    2. I've charged both the LiPo batteries and have used just one so far. I'm not a heavy user (yet), so should I alternate, or keep one in "storage" mode?
    3. How long are LiPo's o.k in full charge mode?
    4. How long are LiPo's o.k in storage mode?
    Thanks
    p.s. this r/c stuff is fun!!

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    Nimh doesnt need to be stored, i would keep it in a dry place thats it. Lipos can be at stored charge for a long time (months), I alternate my batts and pretty much charge them on friday play during the weekend and put them at store charge until next charge.

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    Lipos should never be stored fully charged

    They can sit at storage for months, put them in the fridge for longterm

    Cheers
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    Thanks fellas,
    I'm a bit stumped, I put one of my LiPos on the charger to put in "Storage" mode and it's been running for over 2 hours now. Is that normal?
    It was fully charged when I put in on.
    BTW, it typically charges pretty quick (40 mins).
    This is my first attempt at "Storage" mode

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    Most chargers will take forever to discharge, they have limited discharge power as it generates a lot of heat

    Discharging it in your car is a lot easier

    Cheers
    Slash Platinum
    Xerun 150 / Tenshock SC401 3500kv

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusey View Post
    Most chargers will take forever to discharge, they have limited discharge power as it generates a lot of heat

    Discharging it in your car is a lot easier

    Cheers

    lol I was talking to the LHS repair guy and we got to talking about chargers and discharge rates and he was bragging about how fast his chargers discharge. I was all impressed. Now, you say that, and I am like what the flipperdoodle does discharge rate in my CHARGER matter? lol thank you so much Crusey for the good laugh.
    plz iz not a wurd

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