5400mah Lipo – How low?

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  1. Maxis Gamez

    Maxis Gamez Member

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    Hi guys,

    I’m currently running 2 – 6S’ 5400 Hyperion Lipos. I’ve been using the recommended “80% rule” dropping the battery to about 3.7 volts per cell.
    I’m curious as to how low are you guys running your lipos?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Gary Haynes

    Gary Haynes Administrator
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    Maxis never lower than 20% if I can help it. So about 14.4 volts so 3.6 volts is my trigger point in flight for landing.
     
  3. Maxis Gamez

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    Hi Gary

    Thanks for the reply.

    I guess I can set my first warning at 3.7 and my second and last warning at 3.6. Of course, I’ll be on my way to land by the time 3.6 hits.

    Am I understanding that correctly?

    Thank you once again!
     
  4. Maxis Gamez

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    Oh wait Gary, you are talking about 4S. I’m referring to 6S.
     
  5. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Cells are cells, regardless of how many there are per battery (at least as far as our 3S-6S LiPo batteries are concerned). So Gary's use of 14.4 is just 3.6*4, and in your case it'd be 3.6*6 (21.6V).
     
  6. Maxis Gamez

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    Thank you for the clarification Steve!
     

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