What is nominal voltage LiPo?
An individual LiPo cell has a nominal voltage of 3.7V. When fully charged you will see nearly 4.3V on the cell but it will quickly drop to 3.7V under normal use. When depleted, the cell will be around 3V.
What is a safe LiPo cutoff voltage?
A LiPo battery is designed to operate within a safe voltage range, from 3V to 4.2V. Discharging below 3V could cause irreversible performance lost and even damage to the battery. Over-charging above 4.2V could be dangerous and eventually cause fire.
What is the nominal voltage of a 6 cell LiPo battery?
As such, LiPo 6S batteries feature a nominal voltage of 22.2V, a maximum charging voltage of 25.2V, and recommended cutoff voltage of 19.2V.
How many amps should I discharge my LiPo?
The formula for this is LiPo capacity / 100 x C value. As an example, we take a LiPo with a capacity of 1500mAh and a C value of 75C. The maximum safe discharge capacity of this LiPo is then 1500 mAh / 100 x 75 C = 112.5 amps. The C value is an important factor when using a LiPo in a drone or quadcopter.
What does nominal voltage mean?
1910.268(s)(30) Nominal Voltage The nominal voltage of a system or circuit is the value assigned to a system or circuit of a given voltage class for the purpose of convenient designation. The actual voltage may vary above or below this value.
What is lowest voltage for 4S LiPo?
LiPo 4S batteries consist of 4 LiPo cells connected in series, hence the “4S” as part of their labels. Each cell features a nominal voltage of 3.6-3.7 volts (mostly 3.7 volts), a maximum charging voltage of ~4.2 volts, and a cutoff voltage around 3.2 volts.
Can I use a 3.7 V battery instead of 3.6 V?
There is NO difference between 3.6 and 3.7 volt cells. It is simply a NOMINAL voltage, because every cell needs a reference point. In fact, either 3.6 or 3.7 volt cells have a fairly wide range. Fully charged, they are at 4.2 volts, and they can usually be discharged down to 2.75 or even 2.5 volts.
Can you bring a LiPo battery back to life?
When the total voltage is equal to about 3.3 volts per cell you can move the battery over to your LiPo balance charger and balance charge at 0.5C rating. This will take longer than charging at 1C but is safer. Once the balance charge has completed balancing you should have a fully recovered LiPo battery.
Do LiPo batteries go bad from sitting?
10. Never leave your LiPo batteries sitting around on a full charge for more than 2-3 days. If by the 3rd day you realize you are not going to use your battery today, you need to discharge your battery down to 3.6v-3.8v per cell for safe storage until you are ready to use the battery again. 11.