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Old Oct 21, 2015, 02:52 AM
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gt500 balance amps?

The powerlab 8 had a 1 amp balance current.

Does anyone know the current for the gt500? I don't see this spec listed anywhere.

How important is this value for a charger?
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Old Oct 21, 2015, 09:50 PM
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The GT500 has 600ma of balancing. Less than the Powerlabs, but it still has many of the Powerlab's modern balancing optimizations. Balancing starts early in the charge cycle and doesn't wait until the end like other chargers.
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Old Oct 22, 2015, 05:36 AM
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Does the balance current change based on the charge current for the overall pack?

If I'm charging a very small pack for a micro airplane like 200 mAh pack, I would want the balance current to be lower than if I'm charging a 3000 mAh pack.
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Old Oct 22, 2015, 07:01 AM
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Does the balance current change based on the charge current for the overall pack?

If I'm charging a very small pack for a micro airplane like 200 mAh pack, I would want the balance current to be lower than if I'm charging a 3000 mAh pack.
The balance current changes based on the difference in cell balance. The less out of balance the cells are the less balance current required.

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