Airsoft Battery should only be charged with the chargers as they are specifically designed to work with the specific voltages required by the battery.
Different battery types have different chemical configurations, and require certain chargers to charge them. Charging a battery with the wrong charger can cause damage to the battery and charger, and can cause fires and further damage. Please ensure that before charging you double check that you are using the correct charger.
If your charger supports multiple battery types always ensure that it is on the correct settings before starting the charge.
If you are unsure of what battery or charger you have please get in touch with us via the Contact Us Page.
I got a battery charger free with my gun, can I use this to charge my Lipo???
If you got a free charger with your gun, we don't recommend you you it anyway, as they're usually a free gift and don't auto-stop when full. Typically the chargers which come with a gun are designed to charge Ni-Mh batteries, so charging a LiPo with this charger is likely to cause damage to the equipment, and possibly fires. We suggest you throw away the free charger, and invest in a higher quality LiPo auto-stop charger, which can be found in our LiPo Chargers Section on the website.
For more information on the free chargers please see our blog post:
Free Gift Batteries / Chargers, Replace them!
I just plugged a lipo to my ni-mh charger, what can happen?
Charging a LiPo on a Ni-Mh charger is dangerous. A LiPo is only designed to store a maximum of approx 4.2v per cell, with a Ni-Mh designed to hold much more across the entire battery. If you charge a LiPo with a Ni-Mh charger it will not know to stop automatically at the correct voltage for safety, and at worse case if you don't use an auto stop charger it will go until the battery fails. Battery failure usually results in the battery 'popping', 'swelling', and in some cases catching fire.
If you're using a LiPo and it is swollen or damaged stop using it immediately and get yourself a new one, disposing of the old one safely.
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