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Old Apr 05, 2005, 06:38 AM
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Alex et al,

You can safely charge packs with the same S count (Same number of cells in series, no matter how many in parallel), and they do not have to be the same brand or capacity. Moreover, they do not have to be very close in voltage when you connect them together, particularly if all the packs are near depletion (not much energy left in them):

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170524

The current into each pack should be checked and the total charger output current set so that none of the packs is charging @ greater than 1C.

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