I have 2 of these I Think 30C... I have been told different things from people. If I get the same battery with a higher 'C' rating will it give me longer flight times? I normally fly around on 50% to 60% throttle. Thanks. Dean.
Dean, the "C" rating describes how quickly energy can be drawn from the battery pack. What you want is a higher MAh rating (like 2200MAh).
voltage = S
capacity = MAh (how big is the fuel tank)
max discharge rate = "C" rating
I purchased turnigy 2200mah 6S 30C from HK and while I'm trying to charge, the charger detects 5S and my selection is 6S. Is this normal or the battery cell is faulty? I'm using Bantam BC-6 charger. Appreciate your help.
Take a multimeter and measure the voltage of the pack from the balance lead, every pair of wires that are side by side represent one cell in the battery, it there is a dead cell you will be able to tell by checking the voltage cell by cell by using this method.
In my opinion your battery has a dead cell.
i have another lipo, also with 2200mAh. its very old and the voltage brakes down in hard flight. so i take it to basics/hover training. "hovertime" about 11 mins * 2500rpm.
i hope with advanced pitch-managment, my flighttime with the turnigy will increase... 3mins are too short!
the 2650mAh 30C are too heavy, there wont be more flighttime.
ive seen a lipo, 6S 2800mAh 30C/75C with the same weight like Turnigy 2200mAh 6S 30C Lipo Pack. that would be perfect for protos, unfortunately its very expensive, about 180$... for this money, i buy 4 of the turnigys and have more flighttime!