No,the flight times in theory should be the same,the duration is governed by the mah of the battery,in this case 5000.The C rating relates to the amount of current you can draw from the battery,the higher the C rating the more current you can draw.So in this respect you can draw more current from the 40c battery than you can the 25c one which means in some circumstances the 25c battery could last longer but you wont get as much power. Hope this helps.
All 6 cells are connected in series being soldered to a single circuit board. Splitting that apart is very time consuming and just cheaper to get 3s battery. I have taken 2x of these batteries and paralleled them for a 10Ah battery.
Like danikronos said you can split packs. I have had cells arrive with one bad cell in them and after careful work and practice I can either replace the bad cell or split the pack depending on the use I want to put it to.
80 watt soldering iron heat shrink tubing and a heat gun are needed in all cases, micro cutting disks for cutting the PCB at the end of the pack, extra power wires and balance wires will be needed for pack splitting.
For me working with very large numbers of packs these things are practical for those thinking splitting a pack will save money it is a not cheaper but mor expencive a when new to opening packs to work on them you stand a high chance of getting burnt fingers!
You are correct. The "C" stands for Charge per hour. A 5000 mAh (5 Amp hour) battery could supply 5 Amps for one hour. So, charging at 1C or 5 Amps will take one hour. Charging at 2C or 10 Amps would only take half an hour.
I use these same packs in my TREX 600 ESP, and I get 7 mins. of casual sport flying, the heli is all stock, I also pair these up in my 700e to make 12s, and they work nice there too, real pleased with them for the price.
I've had some bad luck with these batteries. Let's just the quality was inconsistant. I bought more then 5 of these before deciding that they weren't worh the fuss. Go with something else, nano's or GenAce or something for your Heli would be my advice. Heli's don't GLIDE!
I tell the charger there are 6 cells then b4 it begins it does a check where I have to confirm if the scanned cells matches my inputted cells. normally it says 6s and 6s so i begin, but here it says 5s and 6s. I havn't even used the pack yet. Is it dangerous to continue charging despite this?
I have had the same problem together with my
Turnigy 4x6S Lithium Polymer Battery Pack www.link problem probably occurs because sece the charger measures the total voltage over all the cell, it can then mix up a good charged 5cell and a low charged 6 cell. If you also use the balance plug the charger will also monitor the individual cell voltage and throu that find out that it is a 6 cell instead of a 5cell.
For my charger i just used the mode balance charge, same charge current as normal but monitor each cell and therefore it safely continues until each cell is at aprox 4.2V.
check that you haven't got a dead cell. if you don't the pack is likely over discharged. You can probably get it back though by doing a non balance charge on 5s for a bit to bring any low cells back up and then it chould detect 6S again
for your safety i would not use the battery . you most likely have a bad cell. i had 2 turnigy lipo's that each had 1 bad cell. they are unsafe to use , be carefull. this is why you have a 5s reading on the charger. be safe don't use it !!!!!
youre going to need about 24Amps *12Volts input to charge at 2C. A modified computer power supply is your best bet. I got four of these to charge for a 1/4 scale Spitfire. I need a 2 kilowatt petrol generator at the field to charge 4 of these at 2C !!
no it wouldnt! to get 1C charge from a charger with only 12 volts you need * 12 amps because this is 6S pack(about 24-25 volts) If you had something like a charger that could handle 24volt input, then your charging amps would fall by half. Trust me, I am electronics specialist. I also checked with a clamp ammeter to see what the efficiency was. Allowing for losses in the charger, it tests out a 22-24 amps for 2C charging of a 6S pack. Now you know why I need a serious generator at the field. Charging 4 X 6S packs at the same at 2C (from 4 chargers) pulls 100 AMPS! total. Thats about 2500 watts from the generator.
I already have another Zippy-H 5000 that has one female and one male so my ESC is already soldered that way. I tried soldering my own FlightMax 4mm connectors on this one but the odd thing is that the 10AWG wire on this battery is very very tight on the 4mm connectors :( can't get it to stick properly in the connector. So I decided to take a look at how HobbyCity had soldered theirs and strangely they are using a connector which has a much larger base (where the wire goes) than the FlightMax or HXT 4mm connectors that they are selling :(
My T-Rex 600 (with an Align Hughes 500 fuselage) is running with that LiPo. It works pretty good. After 6 minutes scale like flying it's only lukewarm and needs a reload of approximately 3.600 mAh.
Kind regards, bs1961
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I ran these batteries on my trex 600 ESP with MD500 fuselage for 6 min with no problem. The Battery did not even get warm and plenty of power left. Excellent battery. However, I ordered 7 of these and only 6 came. Aparently i battery was missing and Hobbyking is giving me a hardtime replacing it.
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Top product! I use it in my T-Rex 600 ESP FBL.3 D flight approx 6 min. Afterwards rather suitable for cooling your drink than frying eggs!
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these batts are rated at 15-20c but in actuality they are 20-30c as they were misslabled- I belive this is correct right??? Can anybody chime in here and confirm this??
I ordered two and I am using these batteries on my Trex 600 Esp. They are every bit as good as the ones I paid 180.00 each for. They remain cool after 8 min's of sports flying, they are about 35 grams heavier than the ones I was using but so what its not noticeable at all. A bargain at the price.
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I have had very good luck with the 15C Zippy packs. Often I get 6Ah out of the 5Ah packs. My hope and guess is that this pack will also be and amazing value. I run them in a 24S 2P config so the 15C turns out to be 150A cont. @ 88V which is serious power. - methods