Actually, it’s been so long it’s either a WMPFor a Fancy Foam model. They are all about the same. I’m going to try a VH Giles 202 next time I need one…..maybe another 10 yrs. from now.
Two strikes here..
First strike..... you are not, by your own admission,savvy on lipo batterys.
-2 you buy a shitty charger and hope for the best!!
-3 you burn your entire lifetime assets down to to the ground because you dont know what you dont know!!!😢
THISNo break in for lipos. They come at storage charge, then charge up and fly.
I never heard of leaving the batteries "on" the charger. I wouldn't do that.
I like to charge my batteries to fly and then I fly to storage charge rate (as opposed to flying to low voltage rate).
Doing that I've got years of life out of my lipos.
what he said…. plus re-balance/storage charge your lipos when sitting idle for a long time. They continue to discharge slowly over time. Even new in the box that have never been charged before. I didn’t fly for a few years and kind of forgot about them sitting in the Lipo bags. It was an eye opener for me. I lost quite a few lipos.THIS
Do not leave your lipos charged. That’s a lot of stored energy and it will degrade the battery leaving them at full charge for 24+ hours.
Charge less than 24hrs before you fly and after you’re done bring them all to storage charge. I set my timers to get me very close to storage charge anyway so I don’t have to put them back on a charger.
Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t usually the dead lipos or puffy lipos that catch fire. It’s out of balance lipos that usually burst. Don’t charge over 2x their capacity (4.4amps for a 2200mah) and balance them atleast every dozen cycles.
I keep my lipos in a lipo bag and those bags in a metal toolbox that I leave on the concrete floor in the garage just incase.