RC batteries can get expensive so it's worth investing some time to learn how best to look after them and charge them properly.
Batteries can be volatile and dangerous, so be sure to read the below so you can get the maximum life from your battery and most importantly, avoid damage or injury.
Here are some battery safety tips:
- All batteries (including AAs), should be disconnected & removed from your RC models when not in use.
- Batteries should never be stored while still connected to an RC model or charger.
- Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries can be volatile. If a LiPo battery is drained completely flat or even bellow 3.2v per cell, it may not take charge again. LiPo batteries should be stored at 3.8v per cell to maximise their life. Many chargers offer a "storage charge" function to achieve this.
- Any impact sustained to your RC model from a collision can cause damage to a battery and render it unsafe. Careful inspection for damage before and after use is essential.
- Always charge and store your batteries away from heat, humidity and flammables (such as wood, cloth and carpet).
- It's recommended that you always charge LiPo batteries in a Lipo-safe Bag
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