When you have bought a lipo battery, you can see the battery data on your battery; such as a 5000mAh 3s 25c lipo battery, it tell me the battery’s capacity is 5000mAh, voltage is 11.1V, discharge is 25C.(if you don’t know What are these battery data mean, you can read this article: The analysis of lipo battery parameters) But in fact, are these battery data is true? In order to prove these battery data true or false, I have a battery capacity test.
Since my UP100AC charger lets me discharge & balance charge and see the total measured capacity (both from a charge or a discharge) I’ve kept notes on actual measured capacity vs. rated capacity. I just thought I would share them here. As I come across (or borrow from friends/family) more batteries I’ll update this post, obviously if you have the same type of info feel free to add to this thread! [Read More…]