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Old Jan 17, 2010, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Ultraviolet View Post
The reality is that parallel charging is a concern. Will FMA guarantee that pack life will not be affected because of cells that were not properly balanced during parallel charging ?

It is one thing to say you have been doing it ...... and another to say that you guarantee the user will have no increased safety, or performance issues.

Parallel charging on the PowerLab 8 is safe as you must parallel the balance taps as well as the main charge leads. Therefore there will never be a single cell that can be over charged. The other beta testers and I have seen this in practice.

However I am not here to convince you about parallel charging. If you do not think it is safe then by all means don't.

As to FMA giving a guarantee that it is a safe procedure I expect they don't. But then I don't expect that any other manufacturer does either.

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