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Old 26-09-2019
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Hi All, This may be a pretty dumb question but when using a lipo battery in a Tx do you have to treat them the same as the lipo batteries used in the car with regards to keeping them to a certain voltage level when not in use?

I race every other week so the Tx will not get used that much so would i have to storage charge the battery when not being used or are the batteries for the Tx handsets able to be charged and left untill they need charging again
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you should not leave a lipo charged for long periods as it degrades the lipo hence storage charging,

I would suggest looking for a LiFe battery for your tx as they are OK being left charged
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Definitely life.

My life battery has been fine for 2 years with virtually no care other than charging when flat.

The lipo in a second hand tx is fit for the bin already, it's only a little over a year old.
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Unless you are very rigorous with looking after and managing your Lipos, I would also recommend LiFe rather than LiPo in a TX or RX.

I use LiPo but stick to three rules which - so far (ten years plus) - have meant I have not (yet) blown up my hands with the worlds most expensive fire-grenade...
  • Never charge your TX/RX LiPo to 100% - get a charger (I use Hyperion) that can stop at a set percentage (I choose 90%)
  • Never use it below a safe low voltage (for 3s, I stick to 11.0V). At 11V, change over to another 90% charged LiPo
  • Balance check the TX LiPo every few weeks and check the Overall Voltage every week

But don't do as I do - go get a LiFe - much easier...
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Thanks for the reply's. I think a LiFe battery would would definitely be the best option for me.
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