Can i charge a lipo nano tech battery over imax b3 charger. 2650mah 35/70c 3s is the battery

  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean "Lipo nano tech battery"? Do you have a part number for the battery and charger, or better, can you link to the datasheet for each? $\endgroup$
    – Chuck
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 18:38
  • $\begingroup$ From first looks, the imax b3 charger only outputs ~0.7A for 3 cells, which means it's going to take quite a while to charge a single 2650mAh Lipo. Hobbyking claims you can charge the 2650mAh 35C 3S battery at 8A, so it might be worth while to look for a charger that can supply more current. A safe rule of thumb is to charge at 1C for Lipos, so 2.65A here. iMax B6 might be a good charger to look at. $\endgroup$
    – JMarple
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 19:01
  • $\begingroup$ @JMarple - sounds like a good answer, so could you put it in an answer? $\endgroup$
    – Chuck
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 19:09
  • $\begingroup$ Will imaxb3 charger damage that battery. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 25, 2015 at 7:57
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    – Mark Booth
    Commented Aug 25, 2015 at 11:18

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Disclaimer: I have never actually used the B3 so trust this only 90% ;)

The iMax B3 is specifically marketed towards 2/3 cell Lipo Batteries and reviews suggest it works ok, so the B3 should be fine to use. As I mentioned in the comments, it can only supply 0.7A for 3 cells, so a 2.65Ah battery is going to take a very long time to charge. Can the B3 damage the battery? As long as you dont get faulty hardware (which is true for all chargers), and the fact you certainty won't have overcharging problems, it'll be completely safe.

I suggest investing in the iMax B6 as you can charge at a much faster rate and those will last you a decent amount of time (I've had mine for 2 years no problem)


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