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DO LI PO & LI ION CHARGE THE SAME WAY

Old 03-29-2005, 12:55 AM
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Default DO LI PO & LI ION CHARGE THE SAME WAY

Hi,

I have a Swallow charger that has a setting for Li Ion batteries. The Li pack I have is Li Po, can I use the Li Ion setting for this type of battery?

Have have charged the battery slowly / carefully (1/2 C and constantly supervised) and all seems to be well but I'm not sure if I will get the best out of my batteries this way. Any thoughts?

All the best, Simon
Old 03-29-2005, 04:32 PM
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Default RE: DO LI PO & LI ION CHARGE THE SAME WAY

Simon,

Yes, it should work the same. Each cell should charge to about 4.1v-4.2v
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Thanks for that Greg, appreciate the response.
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You are safe but won't get a 100% charge in li-ion mode. The li-ion charges to about 3.6 volts per cell and lipo charge at about3.7 per cell.
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Default RE: DO LI PO & LI ION CHARGE THE SAME WAY

I have never seen that result. Li-Ion chargers work perfectly well fully charging Li-Po cels
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Default RE: DO LI PO & LI ION CHARGE THE SAME WAY

Well now I'm just a bit confused. Does anyone have a reference for this issue?

Regardless, thank you for the feedback, I really do appreciate it.

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