So I just purchased all of the parts for my first build and I received my 2x 3s (Turnigy 5000mah) batteries and iMax B6 charger first. The sticker on the two batteries said they were shipped at 30% and after reading lots of scary stories about LiPo’s online I want to make sure I take care of the batteries as best as I can but I’m really confused right now.
I think I need to charge these batteries up to a specific storage level. What level is that (3.8v??) and how exactly would I do that using this charger? I don’t anticipate all of my parts coming in for a week or two so the batteries will most likely be sitting for a bit until I get everything ready. Do I even need to worry about charging them to storage levels or just keep them in the box at 30%?
The plugs on the battery do not match up to the plugs on my charger. The balance lead does but the thick black/red wires have male and female banana plugs and none of the adapters I got with the charger will work with this. I planned on originally wiring these in series and soldering together so I’m not sure of a short term solution besides snipping the connectors and just using the included alligator clips.
My power adapter (found one at a thrift store since the iMax didn’t come with one) is 3A so I don’t think I can charge these at 1C (is that correct)…will this be a problem?
Sorry, just worried because of all the nightmares I have heard involving lipos and I don’t want to burn the spot down, lol. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.