Battery

Discussion in 'Electric Guns' started by 1911WW1Airsoft, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. 1911WW1Airsoft

    1911WW1Airsoft New Member

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    If I fully charge a battery, will it loose power if I unplug it for awhile.
     
  2. Knief

    Knief Moderator Moderator

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    Yes, batteries naturally bleed off energy over time. However, it takes something on the order of months for a NiMh battery to die, and even longer for a NiCd (I can't speak to Lipos and this effect). If you let it sit for a week or two before a game, you'll be fine.
     

  3. 1911WW1Airsoft

    1911WW1Airsoft New Member

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    Thanks for the help.
     
  4. 1badweasel

    1badweasel New Member

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    A quality Lipo can last a year without a charge. I keep mine at 60% charged when storing them.
     
  5. stxrus

    stxrus New Member

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    i sort of asked he same question last week. and from experience i can tell you that unless your battery is weak or old, when properly charged it will retain over 85% of its charge and you should be good to go. mine are 9.6 NiMH