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Thread: LiPo Newbie

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    RC Enthusiast
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    Jul 2015
    Long Island, NY

    LiPo Newbie

    Hey Guys,

    So I just picked up my a new SPC 5000mah LiPo and the Traxxas EZ Peak charger. The first charge timed out after about 2 hours at 1C. I read on the instructions that came with the battery to not go over 2C. However, I've been reading a ton of posts trying to put the pieces together and it sounds like I can go up to 4C (chargers max) as it is a 5000mah that right? Also, is it normal to take over an hour and a half to fully charge at 2C? How long does it take to get to storage level?

    Any info is appreciated!

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    Marshal ksb51rl's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
    Northern NJ
    For advice on Traxxas chargers, head to that subforum.
    For advice on SPC batteries, ask them or see the instruction sheet that is shipped with each one. SUPPORT of non-Traxxas items is not permitted.

    FWIW, a 2C charge on a 5000mAH (5AH) battery is 10A. If your charger is the model #2970 EZ-Peak Plus 4-amp NiMH/LiPo Fast Charger, then 4A is your maximum charge rate, not 4C. If you are charging at 2A, then over 90 minutes to full makes sense.
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