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Old 06-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #261
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I have a BC6-10 that I have been using to charge 3 cell packs, nicad's and the metal hydroxide packs. I love it and have had no issues with it.
I jumping up to the big birds now by coverting my EVO 50 to e-power. I'll be using (2) 5-cells packs in series for power. Starting off, I'll just be using the 2 packs. I read on one of the forums something about paralelle charging. I assume this is both packs at once with through a paralelle connector. Can the BC6-10 do this and if so how? Don't want to kill the charger or the packs!
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:08 PM   #262
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I have a BC6-10 that I have been using to charge 3 cell packs, nicad's and the metal hydroxide packs. I love it and have had no issues with it.
I jumping up to the big birds now by coverting my EVO 50 to e-power. I'll be using (2) 5-cells packs in series for power. Starting off, I'll just be using the 2 packs. I read on one of the forums something about paralelle charging. I assume this is both packs at once with through a paralelle connector. Can the BC6-10 do this and if so how? Don't want to kill the charger or the packs!
Yes, you can parallel charge the batteries on the BC6-10. Using a Paraboard, you would plug the balance tap from the Paraboard into the 6S socket on the Bantam balance board you have now. The BC6-10 can charge up to 10 amps with a 200 watt max output. Contact me if you have any questions. We also have the paraboards in stock and can show you how to use them.
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Excellent! Now, are you saying I will be charging thur the balancing tap, or actually charging thur a deans (all my stuff is deans) paralelle "y" connector?
I assume I could do my 3 cell packs the same way.
I have 4000 ma 5 cell packs. Charging individually, I'd charge at 4 amps. Doing 2 packs, would I jump that up to 8 amps?
Like wise, I charge my 3 cell packs at 2.2 amps, would that go to 4.4?
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Excellent! Now, are you saying I will be charging thur the balancing tap, or actually charging thur a deans (all my stuff is deans) paralelle "y" connector?
I assume I could do my 3 cell packs the same way.
I have 4000 ma 5 cell packs. Charging individually, I'd charge at 4 amps. Doing 2 packs, would I jump that up to 8 amps?
Like wise, I charge my 3 cell packs at 2.2 amps, would that go to 4.4?
You need what is called a Paraboard. What balance taps do your batteries have?
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I have a paraboard coming, the packs have the "align" style taps.
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I have a paraboard coming, the packs have the "align" style taps.
OK, then you are ok.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:13 PM   #267
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Default Only balancing 3 out of 6 cells?

Forgive me if this has been covered already but I did look.

I'm using a BC6-10 and a EAC144 balance board to charge 2 x 3S lipo's. When I first got it I connected two recently discharged cells and balance charged them simultaneously. All 6 cells balanced normally.

Coming to charge/balance two more packs, I have just noticed it is not now balancing all 6 cells, it leaves the pack with the lower voltage per cell and charges/balances the pack with the higher voltage to 4.2volts. It then continues to charge the lower 3 cells at about 100mA which takes for ever.
Can I assume that the Bantam BC6-10 will only balance 6 cells provided the individual cell voltage is within certain parameters?

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Forgive me if this has been covered already but I did look.

I'm using a BC6-10 and a EAC144 balance board to charge 2 x 3S lipo's. When I first got it I connected two recently discharged cells and balance charged them simultaneously. All 6 cells balanced normally.

Coming to charge/balance two more packs, I have just noticed it is not now balancing all 6 cells, it leaves the pack with the lower voltage per cell and charges/balances the pack with the higher voltage to 4.2volts. It then continues to charge the lower 3 cells at about 100mA which takes for ever.
Can I assume that the Bantam BC6-10 will only balance 6 cells provided the individual cell voltage is within certain parameters?

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You are correct. By connecting 2 3S packs together, the charger see's a 6S pack. If the cell voltages are off, then the charger has to balance the pack. If the cells are very far off, the first set of 3 that hit 4.2V, the charger will reduce the current to .1-.2 amps and it will take forever to balance the pack.

When charging in series, all the cells between the packs must be very close in voltage. I would recommend parallel charging over series charging for this very reason.
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That's great, thanks for the confirmation and prompt reply
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