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Old 12-14-2021, 12:52 PM   #1
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So I did some forum diving before deciding to ask this total newbie question, not a newb to RC but to LiPo batteries. So the question is, is it safe to leave the battery plugged into my SCX24 between charges? Unfortunately at the moment I only get to play with mine for few minutes at a time, so I'm not draining the battery down to the point it needs charging all to often. As of now I flip the off switch and unplug the battery. Is unplugging the battery over kill or is it safer?
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Old 12-14-2021, 01:15 PM   #2
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I just unplug it. I also made a small battery wire extension. I don't remember where I heard that suggestion, but it'll keep from wearing out the plug on the esc.
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Old 12-14-2021, 05:59 PM   #3
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As DRED805 said, just unplug it. It's a good habit whether it's safer or not.
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Old 12-15-2021, 12:19 PM   #4
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I just unplug it. I also made a small battery wire extension. I don't remember where I heard that suggestion, but it'll keep from wearing out the plug on the esc.

That's a great idea. The reason I asked is because some times those darn tiny body clips can be a pain lol. I have a few of the female side, just need to get me some of the male side to make some of those extensions.
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Old 12-15-2021, 01:00 PM   #5
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If the on/off switch is physically in-line with the battery, then it is ok to leave it connected; there is no way for the ESC to draw current. If the on/off switch is on the ESC, or comes out of the ESC, but is not in line with the battery, then no, do not leave it connected; the ESC continues to draw current when the power switch is off.
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Old 12-27-2021, 06:09 PM   #6
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I just unplug it. I also made a small battery wire extension. I don't remember where I heard that suggestion, but it'll keep from wearing out the plug on the esc.
I'll add that battery wire extension next.
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