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Discharge 1 cell of a 3c lipo?

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:21 AM
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Default Discharge 1 cell of a 3c lipo?

I have a esky 11.1v 1800 mah 20c lipo. I put it in my helicopter, and my esc went crazy, so I checked the beeps, and turns out its either over, or under voltage. So I whipped out my multimeter and checked each cell on the balance plug, 1 cell appears to be at 8.3 volts, while the other 2 appear to be at 4.3 volts. Is there any way to just discharge that 1 cell? All I have is the esky 2 & 3 cell 7.4v and 11.1v balancer charger.
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Default RE: Discharge 1 cell of a 3c lipo?

I think you're probably reading it wrong. It sounds like you're getting 1 cell and the 2 cells added together. Are you reading them like this?

First set of pins at - (pin 1 and 2) is cell #1

then move BOTH leads to read pin 2 and 3 for cell 2
then move BOTH leads to read pin 3 and 4 for cell 3

I'm gonna guess that you need to charge 1 cell a bit more to match the other two at 4.3 volts.
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ahh...ok..thanks..all 3 cells are reading 4.29volt so I just need to discharge the whole battery, instead of 1 cell..thanks again
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If they are all 4.29 then they are full and ready to run.
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