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    I typically charge with the balance lead in, my charger then automatically balances when needed.
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    yep, every time I charge them

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    Every time. I don't understand why you woudn't? On my admittedly cheap $50 Tenergy TB6B, not balancing doesn't save you any time...
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    Well the thing is that I use two batteries in parallel so I have to now charge them separately in order to balance them. Or just charge them together using the parallel harness. Makes it easier on me.

    I guess I could just plug one in every charge and balance it that way. Would mean i'm balancing every other charge...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockeystud87 View Post
    Well the thing is that I use two batteries in parallel so I have to now charge them separately in order to balance them. Or just charge them together using the parallel harness. Makes it easier on me.

    I guess I could just plug one in every charge and balance it that way. Would mean i'm balancing every other charge...
    Or you could balance charge them together using a balance board...
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    How often do you balance charge your lipo's?

    As Derrick says, simply parallel the balance leads too. It has been explained why it does in fact work just find that way.

    If only charging 2 packs and happy with a little soldering, you could simply create a y-connector for the balance leads. Conversely you can just buy a parallel board that lets you plug in multiple packs and their balance leads together.

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    So guys, just to verify have i got this right? If i want to parallel charge, say two 4S 3300Mah batteries. Should i then charge it as if it was a single 4S 6600 battery?

    And vise versa if it was four of them, i should charge them as if it was a single 4S 13200Mah battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeppe View Post
    So guys, just to verify have i got this right? If i want to parallel charge, say two 4S 3300Mah batteries. Should i then charge it as if it was a single 4S 6600 battery?

    And vise versa if it was four of them, i should charge them as if it was a single 4S 13200Mah battery?
    Yeah, just make sure your charger stops when the cells are at 4.20 (and don't charge unbalanced batteries, and make sure they're all within 0.1v from eachother)
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    Allrighty, thanks Sicarius!

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    I parallel charge all the time but only if there is no more than 00.10 difference in the cells in one pack. That would be 22.2 to 22.1 or 22.3.

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