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Old Mar 15, 2005, 11:51 PM
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Does slow charge balance Lipo cels???

I understand, and I may be wrong, that Lipo cels in a stack will eventually become unbalanced.

If so, then each stack is destined to fail because of overcharge - as the charger has a maximum setting, the total of the stack, - and if one cel is lower charge than the other, the charging will continue whether or not the higher one is fully charged - and will cause a failure on that cel.

I have lost several individual cels because they bulged due to overcharge - it was always one cel in a stack...... But that's better than both...

So, I wonder; if slow charging, say at 50ma, and through a Kokam voltage limiter, would result in rebalancing the stack - as happens in a nickle-type battery.

I would love to hear from someone who has experience with this.

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