View Full Version : Min amps to mah

Chris Griffiths
11-06-2009, 10:30 PM
I've just got myself some 5300mah lipos and I'm upgrading my charger, I was getting the bc6 but it only charges upto 5amp? I'm taking it this won't do. What charger will be best? I was thinking the lrp pulsar 3?

dave allen
11-06-2009, 10:54 PM
robitronics very good charger one for sale at the moment on here 75

Chris ODonoghue
12-06-2009, 12:20 AM
the bc6 will be fine

Chris Griffiths
12-06-2009, 07:10 AM
I thought it would have to charge at the least 5.3 amp to do a 5300mah lipo?

Chris ODonoghue
12-06-2009, 07:28 AM
you can charge it at any amp rate UP TO a recommended 5.3 amps (1C) There's absolutely nothing wrong with charging at less than that.

Chris Griffiths
12-06-2009, 07:50 AM
I thought as a fast charge you could charge more than 5.3 on a 5300? I'd worry about the time

Chris ODonoghue
12-06-2009, 08:27 AM
.3 of an amp won't make enough difference Chris. Lipo's don't charge the same way as NimH, you're not looking for some sort of peak voltage. They'll hit 8.4 pretty quick, then the charger will drop the amps anyway to maintain that voltage.

Once they're at 8.4 they are more than 80% charged anyway, which will be plenty for a run.

Chris Griffiths
12-06-2009, 03:12 PM
Ok cheers for advice, got a bc6 in the end!