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Old Sep 12, 2011, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Tim Marks View Post
Hi:

If you have 1 6000 mAh pack connected, and you want to charge it at 2C, either set the AUTO to 2C, or select a manual charge rate of 12A.

If you have 2 x 6000 mAh packs connected in parallel, and you want to charge at 2C, either set the AUTO to 2C, or select a manual charge rate of 24A. When you connect packs in parallel, you double the capacity.

Does this answer your question?

Tim Marks
Hi Tim,
The above seems to be just what I need to know; however, I'm sure I've tried this and many variations of it and I can't get it to work that way. For instance if I try to parallel charge four 6S5000 mAh batteries with the charger set for 40 amps, I don't get 40 amps. I usually get around 24 - 28 amps. It's like the charger senses the the batteries' ratings and will only go a little over their ratings.
Please help me.
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