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#1 Jrad

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:45 PM

I charged a lipo before a game, but couldn't make it out.

Due to life and an injury that lipo has been sitting fully charged for about a year now.

I did occasionally use it for some minor plinking in the back yard.

Is it good as dead? Or would topping it off with my AC6 work?

Thanks!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

I think topping it off should work. They can sit for a pretty long time. Your AC6 will make it annoyingly obvious if it's dead LOL

Speaking of dead Lipos... I have a question too. Last Saturday my Lipo just died during a game. I didn't notice any slow down in the rate of fire, I just started shooting semi and after about 5 shots boom. Dead. I tried charging it with my AC6 at home it kept beeping obnoxiously saying broken connection or whatever. I'm assuming it's a goner, but what I'm wondering is just how noticeable is the voltage drop? Is there really one? Off a 1200mah 11.1v, how many shots should I be getting? It seemed premature. Maybe it was just a bad one

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

View PostJrad, on 28 November 2012 - 05:45 PM, said:

I charged a lipo before a game, but couldn't make it out.

Due to life and an injury that lipo has been sitting fully charged for about a year now.

I did occasionally use it for some minor plinking in the back yard.

Is it good as dead? Or would topping it off with my AC6 work?

Thanks!

I have a few 3 year old lipos that have charged 2-3 times in that time.  You should be fine assuming no physical damage, over discharge, and proper charging.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

View Postkwaispro727, on 28 November 2012 - 06:04 PM, said:

I think topping it off should work. They can sit for a pretty long time. Your AC6 will make it annoyingly obvious if it's dead LOL

Speaking of dead Lipos... I have a question too. Last Saturday my Lipo just died during a game. I didn't notice any slow down in the rate of fire, I just started shooting semi and after about 5 shots boom. Dead. I tried charging it with my AC6 at home it kept beeping obnoxiously saying broken connection or whatever. I'm assuming it's a goner, but what I'm wondering is just how noticeable is the voltage drop? Is there really one? Off a 1200mah 11.1v, how many shots should I be getting? It seemed premature. Maybe it was just a bad one
Never really counted....but not many.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:55 AM

Awesome. Thanks again!




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