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Unfortunately, neither of my chargers have a LiFe program. Can I use a LiPo one instead or do I need another charger?My other worry is charging LiPos in situ. Itís likely that the batteries will be inaccessible so I will have no choice. Or should I make sure they are accessible and remove them for charging.
ThanksI'll go for Lipo for the receiver, I think, as I understand that LiFe can drop off quickly. I'll make sure they are accessible and will remove for charging.I've never bought from HK but I'll have a look. What I like about component shop is they will lengthen leads and fit alternative plugs.Cheers
Just been browsing the HK site...very cheap. If it comes from the UK warehouse, why is it priced in $.
LiFe does have its perks I must admit, it's quite strange how they aren't marketed enough! I would say LiPo on a budget but LiFe for longevity etc! I'm a bit of a tight git when it comes to models but I've not had any trouble (as yet!) I would listen to the guys who recommend LiFe, or message Big A and see what he would recommend
You're right Yoyo, I wouldn't and tbh my batteries usually go home half full anyway.Just looking at the chargers and batteries at HK, blimey, they are less than half price. They're not copies are they. This seems to good to be true. I've always thought if that's the case it probobly is
I really would adivise you to use LiFe's. In fact not just Life's but A123's. Charge then regularly and you will never get close to the point were you reach voltage drop. WAAAAAAY better than lipos and now inhabit every one of my models. I have used them for nearly 5 years now for Rx's. Zero failure rate. Zero issues. Zero b***ering about getting them out to charge them.
I have always liked the A123s from a safety viewpoint.Why do you differentiate between LiFes and A123s in the above quote?I have seen some of the LiPo lookalike LiFes at the top of this thread. Are they less safe or reliable than the A123 metal cased round cell?Do they handle high currents as well as the A123s?Max
I believe the company that made A123 went bust a few months ago so getting them might be a problem soon.