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Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Li-Po or Li-Ion option for 18650 cells ?

Can someone just confrm something for me. My 18650 batteries are 3.7 Li-Ion but on my charger menu ( Thunder AC680 ) the Li-Ion option only shows 3.6v per cell. I noticed that the Li-Po option shows 3.7v per cell.

1. Can I safley use the Li-Po option for my Li-Ion battery ?
2. Are the charge algorithms (CC/CV) the same between Li-Ion and Li-Po ?
3. Are there any other major differences between Li-Ion and Li-Po with regards charging other than the differences in voltage ?

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Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:08 AM
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1. Yes (provided nominal voltage printed on cell is 3.7V)
2. Yes (CC at set current, CV to ~1/10 set current for both)
3. No

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Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Thanks for your help.

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Old Feb 29, 2012, 12:01 PM
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older LiIon packs had a lower nominal voltage....
but for the last few years LiIon and LiPo have the same voltage and can be charged the same.....
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