Conducting some stopwatch experiments dropped lipo to 7%.

Discussion in 'Experimentation' started by DIY Drone, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. DIY Drone

    DIY Drone Active Member

    Question about charging a lipo I dropped to 7%. What would you recommend for a 3s 1400 lipo that was dropped to 7%. This is the average of the 3 cells. I was experimenting with some time flights and forgot to pay attention to the low drop. Is this lipo still safe to charge? Can I still use my conventional method of hooking it up to a balancer charger?
  2. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    What is that in volts?
  3. DIY Drone

    DIY Drone Active Member

    The individual cell count was 3.8 volts. all together they are about 10.85 volts. Resulting in the 7%. I never usually go lower than 35% on my lipos.
  4. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi Mate a lipo can go as low as 3.0 volts per cell but its nicer on the lipo if you dont keep going below 3.5 v per cell
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  5. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    I really have no idea what you mean. I've never seen folks quote percentages for use and I can't get yours to work.

    That said 10.85 is ~14% less than a full pack at 12.6V. Or 10.85 is ~86% of a full pack (12.6V).
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