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IMAX B5 Status of CAPA

Old 03-01-2008, 02:58 AM
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When I balance charge one LiPo battery I get a status of CAPA. The other three batteries I get the status of FULL.

Does anyone know what CAPA means?

I can't find it in the manual or searching...


In case it's needed, I have two 1200mah 3s 15c batteries (one of these is the one that comes back with capa) the other two are 800mah 3s 15c batteries.
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Old 03-01-2008, 03:00 AM
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something to do with capacity maybe.

Not familiar with that charger though.
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Old 03-01-2008, 03:24 AM
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Firemanbill,

Your comment got me thinking. I have a battery charging right now so I cannot check the settings but there is a Capacity Cut Off setting which I probably set when I only had the two 800mah LiPos.

So I'll check the setting when it gets charging the 800mah battery. Make me wonder how long my 20 minute flight would have lasted if i have a full charge

Of course if the manual would include this info.... I do like the charger though..
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that is a good possbility. makes sense too.

Hopefully you'll get it all figured out soon enough. Good luck!
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Status of capacity according to my LHS guy, who uses one of those chargers.
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Originally Posted by toy4x4 View Post
When I balance charge one LiPo battery I get a status of CAPA. The other three batteries I get the status of FULL.

Does anyone know what CAPA means?

I can't find it in the manual or searching...


In case it's needed, I have two 1200mah 3s 15c batteries (one of these is the one that comes back with capa) the other two are 800mah 3s 15c batteries.
Hi,

'CAPA' means that you have reached the amount of charge that is set in the 'User program mode'.... i.e:
If charging a small (800mah) pack, it is wise to set the 'Capacity' to cut off at less than 800 as a safety measure to avoid over charging.

Go to 'User program mode' and scroll through, then set the capacity to match the pack... 800, 1500, etc.

Hope this makes sense?
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:29 AM
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Makes perfect since.

Thanks!
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