12-22-2010, 01:39 AM
Tekton Ochroma Pyramidale
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blackstock, South Carolina
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Club: Lancaster County Fliers
Originally Posted by kyleservicetech
One exception is the A123 series of batteries. Seems these batteries can be charged at just about any rate your charger can put out. Some www.wattflyer.com
modelers are charging them with nothing more than a 12 or 24 volt lead acid battery and a piece of lamp cord, or zip cord.
As for my stuff, I'm charging them at about 2.5C, and my three 6S2P A123 packs have the same exact performance as when brand new, three years, and about 200 flights on each of them.
From what I've been hearing about LiFe (A123) batteries I'm surprised I haven't seen them marketed as an actual flight pack. Are y'all still buying your packs at Home Depot/Lowes? Or have the RC companies finally caught on to the commercial value they've been missing?
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