Question on batteries

Discussion in 'General Accessory Discussion' started by wolf00, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. wolf00

    wolf00 New Member

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    What is the best way to keep a batteries longevity to its fullest. Does it hurt/help to charge the batteries after an airsoft game and wait a week? I want to keep my batteries in their best condition,
    Thanks much,
    Wolff00:D
     
  2. xXTacoMcFacoXx

    xXTacoMcFacoXx New Member

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    What kind of batteries are you talking about? Lipo, Nimh, etc..?
     

  3. wolf00

    wolf00 New Member

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    Nimh i just want them to last a long time,
     
  4. theonlyBuster

    theonlyBuster Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Don't let the get insanely hot,
    Don't throw them around,
    Don't let the get wet
    Don't abuse them
    Properly charge and discharge them with a Universal Smart charger
    Don't overcharge (even with a smart charger)
    Don't strain them because your motor height it off

    Don't be surprised when even after doing all this your battery still unexpectantly dies :-/
    It's just the nature of batteries.
     
  5. wolf00

    wolf00 New Member

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    True,

    Does it hurt them to keep them charged? Or once they run out should you wait until the day before to charge(with smart)
     
  6. alex

    alex New Member

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    they have a limited number of cycle rates. keeping them fully charged is better than letting them drain and complete a cycle.

    new NiMH batteries require conditioning. a few complete cycles including discharges before use. afterwards, keeping them fully charged increases longevity. avoid overheating/quick charging/high amp charging. if you have a smart charger, use the thermal cut off sensor.

    if you want low cost batteries with better performance, look into 7.4v LiPo.
     
  7. airsoftisairsoft

    airsoftisairsoft Member

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    Keep them warm in the winter.
     
  8. wolf00

    wolf00 New Member

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    Thanks for your help i got alot of info from this,
    Wolf00