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Old Apr 15, 2016, 07:20 PM
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Do all the batteries run in parallel have to be the same capacity? Can I run a 1300 with a 2200?
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Old Apr 15, 2016, 07:31 PM
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As long as they are the same cell count like 3s or 4s, then the capacity does not matter,

So don't mix cell counts on the same board,
And just add all the capacities together to get your charge rate.
Example
If you wanted to charge a 1000mah with a 1300 and a 1800 and let's say a 4000, then you would charge at 8.1 amps for a 1c charge rate.
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Old Apr 15, 2016, 08:38 PM
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As long as they are the same cell count like 3s or 4s, then the capacity does not matter,

So don't mix cell counts on the same board,
And just add all the capacities together to get your charge rate.
Example
If you wanted to charge a 1000mah with a 1300 and a 1800 and let's say a 4000, then you would charge at 8.1 amps for a 1c charge rate.
Thanks for the info!
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Do all the batteries run in parallel have to be the same capacity? Can I run a 1300 with a 2200?
May I suggest you read this: http://www.tjinguytech.com/charging-how-tos

Glen
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I echo Glen's suggestion to read the website above. It's a perfect place to start!

That said, I routinely charge 2200mah (300x) and 460mah (180 CFX) all in parallel, up to a combination of 15 batteries at a time with no ill effects. The same will hold true for discharging.

On a side note, when wiring cells in SERIES (not PARALLEL) your voltage changes, which means you can wire a 3S and a 4S in series provided they are both the SAME capacity.

It's all very interesting stuff, I suggest you give it a read!
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