Quick Question on Lipos

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by schlabie, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. schlabie

    schlabie New Member

    320
    0
    I am thinking of converting to lipos. But I am unsure as to how they work, charging wise. The maintaince of 3v per cell is confusing to me. Do I have to watch it when it charges? Is there a charger that trickle charges or something similiar like a smart charger? Links for lipo set ups are appreciated, batteries, charger, etc.
     

  2. TattooMania

    TattooMania New Member

    142
    0
    Greensboro
    Seek and ye shall find!


    or....use the search button?!


    I use Lipo batteries in my R/C cars and my airsoft guns. I believe them to be as safe as any other battery. There are good charger/balancers out there for $20. Tenergy makes a good one. Dynamite makes a better one.
     
  3. 703

    703 Active Member

    1,953
    0
    webster
    To answer some of your questions

    - It charges much like your standard battery. You will need a Lipo charger though.
    - The charger will balance the cells for you so no worries there. ( As long as the charger you get also balances them witch im sure most do )
    - Only thing you have to "worry" about is not letting the battery drain to far, They make low voltage meters that BEEP at you once it gets to that level.

    For batteries & chargers I recomend either one of these 2 sites. Personally I run the Thunder AC6 charger and couldn't be happier.

    www.hobbyking.com
    www.hobbypartz.com
     
  4. schlabie

    schlabie New Member

    320
    0
    Thanks a bunch. This helped me out alot, do you have any links for the set up you run? It will give me a idea what to get, and how much to save up.
     
  5. 703

    703 Active Member

    1,953
    0
    webster
    Sure thing

    Charger - http://www.hobbypartz.com/thac6smbachw.html
    Right now it's on sale for 39.95 great price msrp is 49.99

    * They make cheaper chargers that are just as good. I primarily got this one because at the time I was charging a lot of friends batteries and this charges pretty much anything.

    Batteries I run

    7.4 - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...tech_2000mah_2S_15_25C_Lipo_AIRSOFT_Pack.html
    9.54

    11.1 - http://www.hobbypartz.com/83p-2650mah-3s1p-111-20c.html
    17.67

    My lipo set-up when I first bought it ran me ~53.00 and I got the charger and 2 Lipos. The lipos I originally bought with it I have since sold / traded but the above is my current set-up.
     
  6. schlabie

    schlabie New Member

    320
    0
    Thanks man! I appreciate it