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-====== BASICS ABOUT LIPO BATTERIES ======+===== BASICS ABOUT LIPO BATTERIES ===== 
 +==== Connectors ​==== 
 +The LiPo batteries usually have two connectors, the main connector and the balance connector:
  
 +=== Main Connector: ===
 +Provides the main power for the battery when charging and drains the power when discharging. It is directly connected to the electronics.
  
 +{{ :​tutorials:​mainconn.jpg?​200 |}}
 +
 +{{:​tutorials:​twomcabl.jpg?​200 |}}
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 +
 +----
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 +----
 +
 +
 +**WARNING:​**
 +Some small batteries have two main connectors, one of them can be confused with a balance connector and produce a short-circuit to the charger (white connector in the picture). ​
 +
 +
 +----
 +
 +----
 +
 +
 +=== Balance Connector: ===
 +This cable is plugged into a battery charger and provides the information needed to keep the voltages between cells almost equal. ​
 +
 +{{ :​tutorials:​balconn.jpg?​200 |}}
 +
 +==== Battery'​s Specs ====
 +
 +{{:​tutorials:​battspecs.jpg?​300 |}}
 +
 +=== Cell Count: ===
 +
 +This number indicates the total of cells that a battery has.
 +
 +=== Voltage: === 
 +
 +The nominal voltage of 1 cell should be 3.7V. It can go up to 4.2V and as low as 3V, but they should never exceed this limits. ​
 +
 +=== Capacity: ===
 +
 +Is the amount of energy that the battery can store, measured in miliamps hours (mAh). With a 1000mAh battery, the energy will last 1 hour with a continuous draw of 1A or 1000mA. ​
 +
 +=== Charge and Discharge Rate: ===
 +
 +This number is usually followed by a "​C"​ in the battery package. It indicates the maximum rating at which a battery can be charged or discharged.  ​
 +With a 1000mAh battery and 2C, the maximum current you can pull is (2*1000mAh) = 2000mAh without damaging it and it will last half the time. In the other hand, the maximum charge current is (2*1000mAh) = 2000mAh and it will be charged in half the time.  ​
  
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