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Old Apr 17, 2005, 08:30 PM
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Lipo parallel use and charging... A little help please

I just want to make sure I'm doing this right.

I have 4 packs, 2x - 3s2p, 1x - 3s3p, and 1x - 3s1p. I want 3s4p so I connected the 3s2p's together and the 3s3s with the 3s1p.
Thats good right?
All cells were balanced before I connected them in parallel.

Now I was also wondering about charging them, I would like to charge them together, both 3s4p packs, at once on the same charger...
Can I charge them together, even if say 1 pack has like .3v higher? Would they both balance out as they approach 12.6v???

P.S. All cells are the same (380mah 20C cells)...
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 12:53 AM
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right.
As soon as you hook them in //, even w/o charging them, voltage will balance between the 2 packs (not specifically between each cell).
You can charge your packs hooked in // together.
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 01:38 AM
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cool, i'm guessing that in series the voltages do not balance each other out, only in parallel, right?
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 07:16 AM
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That's right.

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