Digging Deeper

  • LiPo Battery Useable Voltage Range

    Storage voltage for LiPo batteries is 3.8v per cell - the LiPo battery is most stable at this voltage. The usable voltage range for a standard LiPo battery cell is 3.2v to 4.2v. Any lower than 3.2v - the battery may be permanently damaged Any higher than 4.2v - the battery may be permanently dam...
  • Life Expectancy of the Home original 11.1V battery

    A general answer is that you can expect to replace the battery about once a year. A realistic approximation of a LiPo battery’s lifespan should consider both its number of charge cycles and its age (as well as proper use and storage.) In any case, a LiPo battery is deemed to be past its useful l...
  • Never fully discharge before charging a LiPo battery

    Why you would NEVER fully discharge the battery before recharging & why you would never continue to use the battery until it quits working. Lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries do not need to be fully discharged before charging.  Discharging them below 3.0 volts per cell can permanently damage t...
  • Why recharge the battery for each use?

    The charging instructions seem almost impossible to get right!  Here we dig deeper into WHY it matters if the battery is not charged before each use. The LiPo battery has internal cells. While you are using the battery - it may discharge one cell faster than another. The voltage between interna...