Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries use C rates to identify the battery’s continuous discharge rate and burst discharge rate. The greater the C rate, the more Amperes the battery can handle while being discharged.

C rates are also used to determine how many amps a battery can handle while being charged.

Note: Please note that the charge C rate of a battery will likely be SIGNIFICANTLY lower than the batteries discharge C rate (discharge C rates are typically displayed on the battery label while charge C rates are typically provided in a document that comes with new batteries). A safe C rate to use for charging batteries is 1C.

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