Drone Camps RC – Battery School 101 – UPDATED!

Drone Camps RC shows new RC Pilots the basics of understanding what makes up a lipo battery, voltage, cells, charge connectors, leads, mah, safety, and more. Perfect for new pilots.

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50 Comments

  1. pinoydad0811 on July 21, 2020 at 7:13 am

    if you set your charger to auto and say i put the charge rate to 6.0A..will it charge 2.2 Mah  battery at what c rating ?..or will it choose amps automatically ..i know it chooses cells automatically as well..but i am not sure about the c rating part of it ..if you follow what iam talking about 

  2. Gazza Byerun on July 21, 2020 at 7:14 am

    💯Very informative! Semper Fi 🐾🐾🐾🇺🇸

  3. John M on July 21, 2020 at 7:14 am

    do you store Tello batteries in a Lipo safe also?

  4. Pavel Rekunov on July 21, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Nice coverage, mate. Thank you!

  5. BKRacer FPV on July 21, 2020 at 7:17 am

    Probly a dumb question but you had it set to charge, Can you still set it to balance charge ??

  6. We'rewolves FPV on July 21, 2020 at 7:18 am

    Great job Justin. As an experienced pilot even for me this was useful. Sure new pilots will find this super helpful. Nice on the RHCP 😉

  7. MWR TV on July 21, 2020 at 7:21 am

    Good video brother im kinda new so this video helped me

  8. Bitcoin4Life on July 21, 2020 at 7:22 am

    I think just saying 1amp = 1000milliamps or 1000milliamp = 1 AMP.
    so convert mAh into Amps hour x "c" rating is your maximum discharge rate. If the battery lists a charge rate example (1C) times the battery amps tells you the rate to charge the battery at.
    2200mAh = 2.2Ah x 30c = 66amps for discharge rate.
    charge rate, 2.2 x 1c= 2.2amp charge rate.

  9. K4YNA JIMBO1 on July 21, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Thank You Very Good Info.

  10. Kevin T on July 21, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Fantastic! Thanks for the knowledge! Well done!

  11. Ben Schocket-Greene on July 21, 2020 at 7:29 am

    I’m making my own drone (and I’m new at it). Any tips on attaching the male side of any of these leads to my drone so that the battery can discharge safely?

  12. First Born Productions FBTV Black Lion on July 21, 2020 at 7:33 am

    Where do i order the battery pack for my Phantom 3 Professional RC?

  13. Larry Epkins on July 21, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Good information

  14. Lisa Saddoris on July 21, 2020 at 7:35 am

    My comment is more if a queatikn. If I have a mini whoop that came with a 200mah 35c what is the biggest 1s mah and c rating can I use?

  15. J Kelly on July 21, 2020 at 7:36 am

    I have a JJRC H26w and want to upgrade the battery. but its not a popular drone so i’m having a problem finding a replacement. Its a 1200mah, 7.4v battery. I’m having a problem figuring out what would actually fit in here. the instructions do not tell me the max it can handle….but the dimensions are 65 x 31 x 15 mm(L x W x H) at 60g. Any ideas for a good replacement battery? I’m only getting about 5-6 minutes of flight time and want that to double if possible. I know this post is really old….but i sub’d a while ago for a reason, u are awesome and very involved with commenting back, so hopefully you can help a bit. thanks man!

  16. Pat B on July 21, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Thanks, great informative video. A question regarding discharge during use. Using a 3S for example, you said to not go below rated voltage, in this case 11.1 Volts.  Most guys I’ve seen set their lipo alarms at 10.5V(3.5V per cell) with no issues with battery puffing or life.  I do the same.  You think that isn’t a good idea?
    Regarding the XT 60, HobbyKing has a nice tool to help with that. You put a clip on both terminals and then use a spring loaded tool to push them apart.  Like a reverse set of pliers. They have the same tool for T(Deans). I’ll add the link.  
    I have 2 different Lipo bags, red tape on one, green on other.  Carry my fully charged batteries in the green taped one, and as soon as I use a battery I put in the bag with the red tape on it.  Hobbyking also has stick on slider indicators that go from red to green. Thanks
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__55684__Turnigy_EasyOff_Plug_Disconnect_System_w_Tool_XT60_20_pcs_.html

  17. Cristian Ramos on July 21, 2020 at 7:39 am

    i have a question i have a turnigy lipo 1.5 3s what is the safe voltage to configure on the bx100 batery buzzer to get safe my thanx

  18. Chris Crawford on July 21, 2020 at 7:40 am

    VERY well done! Im a newbie to flying and have watched several other videos on charging. Most are full of misstatements or just wrong info. Thanks!

  19. BJ Brown on July 21, 2020 at 7:40 am

    I’m new to RC flying and lipo batteries. I bought a used Discovery Drone that came with a lipo 3.7 v battery and charger. I was trying to fly it and one rotor would turn on low speed and stop when I throttled up. After several attempts and 10 to 15 minutes, I pulled the battery out. It was swollen and warm. What little I’ve learned, swelling means bad battery. Reading on line, it was suggested to emerge the battery in very salty water for 24 hours, up to 48 hrs. to fully discharge it before tossing it in the trash. Is that your recommendation too? Is there a better safer means to fully discharge a lipo battery?

  20. SETtheHOOK on July 21, 2020 at 7:43 am

    thanks Justin for the great information !

  21. Carlos Diaz on July 21, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Is it correct if you want to "kill" weak, puffed up, or worn-out batteries to place/sink them in a big bucket full of 50% salt and 50% water? Just sink them into there and leave them for a few days? I was told that in this way you not only kill it completely, you also minimize any potential risk of explosion and it’s OK for the environment. Please, I need confirmation on that as I will be handling many large ones. Thanks.

  22. carl dillon on July 21, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Thank you for the great video and tips 

  23. rlachermeier on July 21, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Touching leads @ 19:00. Found that out. Was wondering what the snapping nose was. Luckily figured it out quickly.

  24. John Harris on July 21, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Brother you’re the man thank you so much 🙏 !!!!

  25. Scottmad q on July 21, 2020 at 7:46 am

    What charger do you use?

  26. Lou Vaillancourt on July 21, 2020 at 7:48 am

    I have several LIPO batteries that won’t take a charge.  I stored them at about 33% for about 8 months while I was away.  They now won’t even produce a reading on my voltage checker and the charger won’t detect them.

  27. kumar Telugu gamer on July 21, 2020 at 7:49 am

    my esc 30a how to select the battery plzz tell me

  28. Reivo Väärtnõu on July 21, 2020 at 7:51 am

    can you tell the problem that i have with my syma x5c.Got a new battery.blug it in and all works,if i wanna lift off than it dies.battery fully charged.turning off an than on again all lights work and engines work on low rpm.help anyone.

  29. BUILDINGJMPR67 on July 21, 2020 at 7:51 am

    any ideas on an upgraded battery for my kaideng k70c?looking for longer flight time.

  30. Art B on July 21, 2020 at 7:51 am

    I don’t know who to call, so I’ll ask you this question. I have PV2+ with 2 batteries. I’ve only charged them 4 times since owning them. They both charge up but one of them refuses to even lift the quad. I get an error. It shows 4 lights after charging, but only registers 1 light once in the drone. I want to buy another but it seems all I can find is after market batteries with not so good reviews. Is it safe to use an after market or should I keep trying to shop for OEM battery that won’t break the bank?

  31. Artie Woo on July 21, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Is it safe to charge lower than the recommended C rating ? For example if a battery is 2200mah. The recommended charge rating would be 2.2amps. Will it damage the battery if I kept my charge rating at say 1.0 amps? I know the charge times will be longer . But will the pack last longer if I use lower charge rates?

  32. rickey fleming on July 21, 2020 at 7:56 am

    drone camps rc – does it hurt the drone to put a higher mah battery in than it comes with?im a begenner.

  33. alaskanohio on July 21, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Great Video, very informative. But what about the batteries for the mini quads like Eachine E010, FuriBee36, Tiny Whoop etc. I am a new flier and I really don’t trust the little multi chargers you get from a no name company. I am looking for a QUALITY charger for the 1-2s batteries.

  34. Hans Schwanz on July 21, 2020 at 7:57 am

    wie kann ich mit dem gerät einzelne 18650 lion Batt. laden ( für meine Taschenlampe)die haben auch kein anschluss ans Balancer board….

  35. The Duder on July 21, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Charger manufacturers must not have some level of agreement on which charge voltage is correct.
    Discovered the new charger I bought charges single cells to 4.34 before shutting off.
    Sure, the battery operated longer than it did when new, but it’s going to shorten the battery’s lifetime dramatically.
    Monitor all first charges with a new charger folks. lol
    Especially if your battery budget is tight.

    Note: Aside from the higher cell voltage, there were no signs of imminent danger. Battery remained room temperature during the entire charge cycle, no swelling of any sort of the battery.

  36. Di Champ Sky on July 21, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Very informative..another great video.

  37. Evan Reed on July 21, 2020 at 7:58 am

    I have a propel neutron and I want to get a better battery but I don’t know where to get one or if I will need a different connecter.

  38. Elliott G on July 21, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Great tutorial on Batteries.. Very simple to understand

  39. j bloggs on July 21, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Wonderful info and tips, many thanks. Could you please do a video on charging via USB, thanks.

  40. Starogre on July 21, 2020 at 8:00 am

    the protek power supply is discontinued. is there a different one to get?

  41. Federico Pcrl on July 21, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Prof, can we can get those slides somewhere? ;p

  42. SKY SEAL on July 21, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Very helpful… for the new professional Hubsan FPV Transmitter remote for the H501S-S that uses 8 AA which of these batteries is the best?

    * ZIPPY 2500mAh 3S LIPO TRANSMITTER JR Z1 9X FUTABA 7C T7C HITEC SWAP 8 AA BATTERY.

    * 2650Mah 11.1V 3S 1C FUTABA JR SPEKTRUM TRANSMITTER LIPO BATTERY PACK

    *Turnigy nano-tech 2500mAh 3S 11.1v 5C 10C Lipo Transmitter Pack Battery TX JR

    *2200mAh 8C 3S Li-poly RC Battery for JR FUTABA FlySky FS-TH9X Transmitter

    *3S 11.1v 2600 mAh 3C Transmitter Pack Futaba JR Spektrum Walkera Radio

    Thanks…

  43. samnella9 on July 21, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Hey Justin,

    Its me again. Thanks so much for this tutorial – it is really good. I have learned so much.until I checked all my lipo batteries and I am a bit confused as far as the charging part. I have the imax B6AC v2 to use. The following is the data I have accumulated. For each one could you tell me if it is fixable or toss it? If it is usable what amp should I use? ? These have been sitting around for about 6 weeks. 🙁 I did not know about the lows and highs for lipos yet – just started this spring. 50% is the magic number for storage right?

    Batt 1- Turnigy 2s 850mah 7.4v down to 13%

    Batt 2 – Hubsan 2s 2700mah 7.4v down to 15%

    Batt 3 – Hobbytiger 2s 2700mah 7.4v down to .04%!!!

    Batt 4 – Hobbytiger 2s 2700mah 7.4v up to 74%

    (Batt 1 – cell 1 = 31%, cell 2 = 15% . Not sure how I would attack this since each cell is so far apart.)

    Would appreciate if you have the time to help out – thanks. jim

  44. ken hawkins on July 21, 2020 at 8:06 am

    i bought ttwo of these 20000mahs power pack.any reason why i cannot switch the leads
    hex copter
    a beginner
    ken
    thanks for your videos

  45. Irelandproduction on July 21, 2020 at 8:07 am

    if u are charging 4 1500mAh batteries do u charge at 6 Amps or still at 1.5 amps for a 1c charge and also what voltage should i charge a 3s battery up to

  46. Dillinger-63 on July 21, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Very informative for a nOOb like me. For my charger I went with a SkyRC iMAX B6 V2.  I made sure it wasn’t a clone.  🙂

  47. ale gomez on July 21, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Thank u very informative

  48. Rolo on July 21, 2020 at 8:09 am

    I would like to know how can i storage the new Dji intelligent batteries . My regular lipo batteries charger has the "STORAGE" mode (11.4-6V), but the Dji lipo charger doesn’t ….

  49. Robert Street on July 21, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Drone Camps RC – Is there a cable you can use to charge the Blade Chroma battery(s)?

  50. rlachermeier on July 21, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Great video BTW

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