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Four Cell Packs in Parallel Connection Charging??

Old 10-11-2009, 11:24 AM
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Default Four Cell Packs in Parallel Connection Charging??

Should I charge two four cell packs that I run parallel together? Do I just put a balancer on each pack?

The packs are both 4s 2650mah. Does this allow me to charge them at 5.3mah?
Old 10-11-2009, 11:44 AM
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Default RE: Four Cell Packs in Parallel Connection Charging??

No, you need to charge them seperately. You can damage the cells charging them in parallel.
Old 10-11-2009, 12:03 PM
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Default RE: Four Cell Packs in Parallel Connection Charging??

If they are lipo or li-ion packs then they can be charged in parallel (same as you use them)
Old 10-11-2009, 01:23 PM
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Default RE: Four Cell Packs in Parallel Connection Charging??

i wouldn't if they were discharged to the different levels unless your balancing them both, with separate blancers at the same time to ensure equal voltages, then again with a 3rd inline charge balancer to ensure all voltages are equal while charging

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Default RE: Four Cell Packs in Parallel Connection Charging??

Both are lipos and used in a truggy in parallel.

At what rate would I charge them?
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Default RE: Four Cell Packs in Parallel Connection Charging??

You can charge them at double speed (current) compared to just one pack. If you use 2.5 amps then for two of them you can use 5 amps.
Old 10-12-2009, 12:20 AM
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Default RE: Four Cell Packs in Parallel Connection Charging??

you can safely charge at 5 amps (just under 1C for both packs in parallel)

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