How should I store my LiPo battery packs? [email]
To best answer your question, Luke, I contacted our friends at MaxAmps.com, and here is
what they said. LiPo packs should be stored 50 percent charged or higher. Every 30 to 45
days, check the voltage of the pack, and balance the pack if required. Packs should also
be kept in a fireproof container and stored above freezing temperatures. When you use the
packs the first time after a long storage, always balance them first and then charge them,
as the cells in the pack can discharge at different rates while they’re sitting on the shelf.
One charge on an out-of-balance
pack can cause permanent
damage to the highest-voltage cell in
bag such as the Li-Pouch from Racers
Edge works great not
only to safely charge
LiPos but also for
Use padded jaws to hold parts such as
shock shafts that could be marred or
damaged when using ordinary metal pliers.
Removable plastic inserts screwed onto the
jaws will protect the part being worked on.
The pliers are constructed of steel and feature coated handles and a 2-step opening
adjustment, and the jaw is spring-loaded
for added convenience.
Tamiya Non-scratch long-nose pliers—
Tamiya America Inc. tamiyausa.com
A MaxAmps.com Method Balancer
is an incredibly useful device to
balance LiPo battery packs and
can be used as a stand-alone balancer, or it can be used while