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Old 05-25-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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What amps should i charge my stock xo-1 battery's on ? And what level should I

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What amps should i charge my stock xo-1 battery's on ?
And what level should I balance ?
Do I chargethen balance ? Thanks
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:41 AM   #2
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Re: What amps should i charge my stock xo-1 battery's on ? And what level should I

As a general rule you can charge your lipos at a 1c rating. Meaning a charge rate of 1 amp per 1000ma battery capacity.

ex: 1000mah battery = a charge rate of 1 amp

2000mah battery = a charge rate of 2 amp ect.

Your XO1 comes with 5000mah 11.1v batteries so you can safely charge them at 5 amp using the 3s ( 11.1v) setting.

Some battery companies claim that you can safely charge at a higher c rating, but this can potentially ruduce the life expectancy of your lipos.

I never charge my lipos at anything over a 1c rate and it will usually take 1 hour to balance charge them from a storage charge voltage of 3.8v to a full charge of 4.2v.

It is also important to use cation and not over discharge your batteries below 3.2v per cell or you run the risk of damaging your batteries.
The ESC in your XO1 has a built in low voltage detection that can be adjusted using a Castle Link programmer. If you have the LVD enabled on your ESC it will reduce power to your car once it detects the voltage sagging too low. On my ESC I set the low voltage detection to 3.4v/ cell. This will slightly reduce run time, but that is better than over discharging your packs. I also run an external LVA that I connect to the balance lead on my lipos and it will emit an audible alarm if it detects a low voltage. They can be found at Hobby King or Ebay for s few bucks.

I was going to direct you to the XO1 forums on Traxxas web site but I see you are there already under the same user name. You will find a lot of help there.

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