Using ISDT q8 to charge my 1205mAh 6S lipo battery. I'm wondering if I can change the default settings and charge with more amps?

Is this recommended or will it degrade the battery much quicker. Any information would be much appreciated.

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Hey DroneDome, might this question have the answer to your question? drones.stackexchange.com/q/971/97 $\endgroup$
    – ifconfig
    Sep 2, 2020 at 6:07
  • $\begingroup$ Thank @ifconfig, thats question answers my question $\endgroup$
    – DroneDome
    Sep 2, 2020 at 13:15

1 Answer 1


You definitely can charge your 1205 mAh 6S LiPo at a current higher than 0.5A. For most of the LiPos we use on drones, the recommended charge rate is 1C, which for your battery, would be about 1.2Amps. (A 1C charge rate is 1 Amp for every 1000mAh)

A 1C charge rate is a good middle ground, but you can use a lower charge rate (~0.5C) for safer but slower charging, or a higher charge rate (~2C) for faster charging at the expense of the battery's longevity (and more risk of fire).

And as @ifconfig mentioned, this similar question should also help answer your question.


Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.