LIPO Batteries Explained !

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Know your LIPOS!


LiPo batteries (short for Lithium Polymer) are a type of rechargeable battery that has taken the electric RC world by storm, especially for 
planes and helicopters. 



The ‘S’ Rating
3.7 volt battery = 1 cell x 3.7 volts (1S)
7.4 volt battery = 2 cells x 3.7 volts (2S)
11.1 volt battery = 3 cells x 3.7 volts (3S)
14.8 volt battery = 4 cells x 3.7 volts (4S)
18.5 volt battery = 5 cells x 3.7 volts (5S)
22.2 volt battery = 6 cells x 3.7 volts (6S)

Capacity or mah rating
Capacity indicates how much power the battery pack can hold and is indicated in milliamp hours (mAh). This is a way of showing 
how much load or drain (measured in milliamps) can be put on the battery for 1 hour at which time the battery will be fully 
discharged

Discharge Rate or “C” Rating 
This is probably the single most over rated and miss understood of all battery ratings. Discharge rate is simply how fast a battery 
can be discharged safely. The faster the ions can flow from anode to cathode in a battery will indicate the discharge rate. In the 
RC LiPo battery world it is called the “C” rating. What does it mean?
A battery with a discharge rating of 10C would discharge it at a rate 10 times more than the capacity of the pack, a 15C pack = 15 times more, a 20C pack = 20 times more, and so on.

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