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RC lipo batteries in Series Vs. Parallel – Which Is better?

Old 12-22-2022, 11:14 PM
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Post RC lipo batteries in Series Vs. Parallel – Which Is better?

When you’re trying to decide whether to connect your RC batteries in series vs. parallel, which is better?Both methods increase total available energy, measured in watt hours. But they do this in different ways, and with different results. Read on to find out how to connect your RC lipo batteries in series vs. parallel, and discover which method is right for you.
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I hook them up both ways, in Series and Par. to double the capacity.

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Hooking 2 batteries in parallel doubles the capacity . Hooking 2 batteries in series doubles the voltage.

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Series / parallel are entirely two different things. Series is performed to increase/get the voltage required by the load.

Parallel is the method to increase capacity of the aforementioned series circuit.

Two distinct processes as parallel never increases voltage and increasing voltage never increases capacity.

When you mention watts, that is a measure of ENERGY available to the load. This just determines how long the load can do work.

Simple, but a person can make it complicated if they want……
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Connecting batteries in series increases voltage, but does not increase overall amp-hour capacity. All batteries in a series bank must have the same amp-hour rating. Connecting batteries in parallel increases total current capacity by decreasing total resistance, and it also increases overall amp-hour capacity. (Google)
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I hook them up both ways to double the Voltage and double the capacity! More power, longer the flight time.

12S/10Ah heavy load.

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