Lovesstealthplanes
hi i have (2) 2200mah 3s lipo packs i want to charge them parallel what type of balancer do i use for parallel heres the one i found i have the series balance as well or do i just use that for paralel as well

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JettaManDan
you cna charge them either in sereis or parallel as long as you have the charger to handle it and the proper adapter..the one you posted will work for a parallel charge...

this is what i bought from Hobbyking....and it works great....charges all the packs you have that are the same mah rating in parallel...

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Lovesstealthplanes
so if i use that balance board and if i have a 6 lipo packs i can charge them on my imax b6 which will show 12v as it is parallel so if input 2.2amps will each of the batteys receive 2.2 amps or will the curent be divided so 2.2/6 AMps for each battery
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kaptondave
Hereis a charger that will directly charge and balance up to four packs but it is kind of spendy, and is good for 3-cell packs only.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idproduct=16390
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JettaManDan
if you have the balance/parallel charge board...then you can charge up to your max amps of the charger..so my AC6 can do 6 amps...that tells me if i have 6 3s packs that are 1000mah each i can charge all of them at once...you add their mah rating togther to get your charge rate...i usually do 3 1300 mah packs at one time..all 3s..so i set my AC6 to 3.9 amps...and 3s lipo...plug all 3 in and they all charge and balance at the same time..3 packs done in 45 minutes instead of one...i could charge 4 if i wanted for 5.2 amps...but i don't want to push the charger that hard..i've done 4 1000mah packs at once... 4 amp charge rate for 3s...and it worked fine..
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ShadowRyder
Do you absolutely have to balance charge when charging in parallel? And also could I make my own plugs to parallel charge with instead of having to buy one of those balancing boards?
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JettaManDan
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Do you absolutely have to balance charge when charging in parallel? And also could I make my own plugs to parallel charge with instead of having to buy one of those balancing boards?


no you don't have to..but always a good idea to do it if you can to make sure all the cells are at the right level.

I managed to break one of the connectors on my balance board and killed it...so you can do exactly what you are thinking..i just did it..took 3 deans and soldered them into a parallel cable and can do 3 again myself..just not balance them well. My suggestion is to check the cells after you parallel charge them to see how close to balance they are...and at least storage charge them in a balanced state.
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ShadowRyder
Just to make sure I got this right. So if I have 2 2200 mah 3s, charge them at 4.4 3s
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jhova17
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Just to make sure I got this right. So if I have 2 2200 mah 3s, charge them at 4.4 3s

o if your chargers max is 5amp you can only charge 2 ,2200 3s lipos
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JettaManDan
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o if your chargers max is 5amp you can only charge 2 ,2200 3s lipos


Correct....you can charge at a lower rate if you wanted...3 2200's and set it at 4.4 It will just take longer....
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jhova17
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Correct....you can charge at a lower rate if you wanted...3 2200's and set it at 4.4 It will just take longer....

ank you for the info I just used it works great
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JettaManDan
No problem...you can charge any lipo below a 1c rate....it will just lengthen the charge time...no worries there
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