Can I use LiPo instead of NiMH?


Can I use LiPo instead of NiMH?

Most people will eventually upgrade to LiPo after getting used to running their RC car or buggy on a NiMH battery. The main attractions to LiPo batteries are more speed, more “punch” off the line and more consistent power during the duration of the run compared to NiMH batteries.

What’s the difference between 20C and 30C LiPo?

Whats the difference between a 20c and a 30c battery? How does this effect my motor? The higher the C rating, the higher the cells are capable of discharging. For example, a 20C 2100 mah lipo can discharge at 42 amps (cell count does not matter), and a 30c 2100 mah can discharge at 63 amps.

Is a higher C rating better on a LiPo battery?

The C rating for a LiPo battery, quite simply, refers to the capacity of energy the battery can safely discharge, represented as a multiple of its overall capacity. A battery that has a higher C rating delivers more energy, and that means higher performance.

Can you use LiPo batteries on a brushed motor?

If it is a stock motor then a LiPo pack could be used but it would need to be a 2-cell 7.4 volt pack. If a 3-cell pack 11.1 volt pack is used it will quickly burn out the motor. The 2-cell LiPo pack will have a higher voltage than the stock NiMh pack and it will shorten the life of the motor over time.

Can you run a brushless motor with a NiMH battery?

End of dialog window. RE: Can you run Brushless on NiMH packs? You won’t get the full potential unless you run Lipo, but you can use NiMh packs. Definitely use high current connectors like Powerpoles or Deans though, don’t even bother with Tamiya connectors.

What are the advantages of a LiPo battery?

The main advantages of LiPo battery cells are that they have about four times the energy of density of nickel cadmium or nickel metal hydride batteries. LiPo batteries are very lightweight and pliable, and can be made to almost any size or shape.

What does C mean on batteries?

The battery C Rating is the measurement of current in which a battery is charged and discharged at. The capacity of a battery is generally rated and labelled at the 1C Rate (1C current), this means a fully charged battery with a capacity of 10Ah should be able to provide 10 Amps for one hour.

Will a higher C rating better?

Not only does a higher C rating provide better performance but it also provides higher reliability for ESC’s. Simply monitoring temperature (should be doing this already) upon any change in your setup and confirming it is within spec will guarantee reliability.

Is lower C rate better?

In fact the higher the C rating, the better off your entire system will be. Here is a quick review of how we use the C rating to calculate the maximum continuous discharge current the battery can output.

Can you use a NiMH battery with a brushless motor?

A motor, brushed or brushless, does not care what kind of battery is connected to it. Your nimh’s will work just fine.

Can you use LiPo battery on brushed motor?

What are the disadvantages of LiPo battery?

Drawbacks or disadvantages of LiPo Battery ➨It supports less recharge life which is about 300 to 400 cycles. ➨Its chemistry leads to fire when LiPo battery is punctured. ➨It requires special care during charging, discharging and storage. ➨It is expensive.

How many years do LiPo batteries last?

LiPo batteries don’t have expiration dates, but they can see a drop in performance after excessive use or passed time. to 18 months,” said Sarah Petrova, a hardware engineer at Intel.

Is it bad to store LiPo batteries fully charged?

Nor should LiPo batteries be stored at full charge, either. For the longest life of the batteries, LiPos should be stored at room temperature at 3.8V per cell.