# What does C rating mean on LiPo?

What does C rating mean on LiPo? 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.

## What does C rating mean on LiPo?

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.

How is LiPo C rating determined?

In order to calculate the C rating of your battery pack, you will need to know the C rating of your pack, the capacity of your LiPo and the average internal cell resistance. The average internal cell resistance is measured using a LiPo battery charger. The other items are simply read on the label of the pack.

What does 80 C mean on a LiPo battery?

For example, a 1300mAh 80C battery can theoretically provide 1.3Ah * 80C = 104A. This means that both the capacity of the battery, and the C-rating contribute to the maximum current a battery can draw in continuous supply.

### What does 100C mean on a LiPo battery?

1550mah 5s 100C: Max Current Draw = 1.55A x 100C=155A. 4500mah 6s 50C : Max Current Draw = 4.5A x 50C=225A. This means that we can discharge 155/230 amps continuously without damaging the battery. It may also be noted that increasing the C rating or increasing the battery capacity can increase Max Current Draw.

How do you break in a LiPo?

So, on to the actual process: STEP ONE: SLOWLY charge to 100% fully charged (4.20V Per Cell for standard LiPos, 4.35V Per Cell for LiHV packs). Unplug the battery when finished. Allow battery to rest and settle for 20-30 mins.

What is the S rating on LiPo batteries?

LiPo Battery ‘S’ Rating aka Voltage: The number in front of the “S” rating is the number of cells. For example, a “5S” battery is a 5 cell battery which is 18.5 volts (5 cells x 3.7 volts = 18.5 volts).

#### What rate should I charge my lipo?

1C
The safest charge rate for most LiPo batteries is 1C, or 1 x capacity of battery in Amps.

What’s the difference between 50c and 100c Lipo battery?

a 50c lipo has a continuous 50c rating with a 100c burst. a 100c lipo has a continuous 100c and 200c burst. So buy a 100c lipo for more punch!

How to verify the C rating of a LiPo battery pack?

In order to calculate the C rating of your battery pack, you will need to know the C rating of your pack, the capacity of your LiPo and the average internal cell resistance. The average internal cell resistance is measured using a LiPo battery charger. The other items are simply read on the label of the pack.

## What happens to the lipo battery after a charge?

There was more joy in just getting a Lipo battery and how light it was, no “nimh/nicd” drop in power after a couple of minutes and no battery memory (loss of battery capacity after every charge). Then there was that first 40C purchase – The GensAce Leopard print battery that Ultimate RC swore by.

How big does a LiPo battery pack get?

In defense, of the Lipo manufactures, the packs did seem to stay the same size (or smaller in some cases) and the gain a bit in MAH/Run Time. This kept rising until we saw up to 110C packs (yeah, that’s about 220C Burst) in some packs from Team Orion – The Carbon Pro (and others) in 2015.

Is there such a thing as a lipo RC Battery?

The claims below are from my years of experience in the RC industry both having owned over 100 RC’s and probably about 75+ Lipo based batteries. Now, the Lithium Polymer industry has been booming and the packs seem to get smaller, better and more powerful over the years, or have they?