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All about Lithium Polymer Batteries

Thanks for stopping by here. Here we will be discussing some basics about lipo batteries. This might help you decide to choose the battery required.

Lithium polymer is a type of plastic which can hold charge and discharge as required. There are various specifications of batteries. First let us start with number of cells

Number of Cells in lipo battery

You might have heard 1cell two cell or 3 cell. Each cell hold voltage and electric current storage. 1 cell is equivalent to 3.7V. Amps depends on you’re the size of the battery. If you need two cell battery then the voltage will be 7.4V. That is 2X3.7V. There is a series connection in between them. 3 Cell means 3X3.7V which becomes 11.1Volt.

Mah in lipo battery

In simple words Mah means the storage tank of current. If the tank is big then current stored is large. Lower the storage lowers the current and eventually lower the flying time.

 C ratings in battery

C ratings is the amount of current that can be discharged from a battery at a time. Example is a tap fixed to  a storage tank. If the tap size is large then current flows faster but the tank will be empty soon.

 

Caution while handling lipo battery

Make sure you use good and correct lipo charger to charge these batteries

Also make sure the lipo battery is in good health before charging

Never leave a charging battery unattended. Make sure you are there near. Also make sure do not over charge the lipo battery. Still many lipo chargers are smart these days as they will auto cutoff.

Better keep a battery on an surface which is heat resistant

 

Important Note lipo battery

Make sure you leave 30% in a lipo battery. Never discharge completely as it will reduce battery life.

Do not pull more C ratings than specified or else battery may bulge and get very hot.