Originally Posted by BullFrog
This Question has probably been asked but : I just got an Ice Charger and a 3200 Peak lipo. I wanted to get a balancer but the hobbyshop said the pack did not need one. However I did notice last night that here is a small hole that says equalizing. So what type of balancer do I need to get and will it go inline .Or what will I have to do to make one go in line (if possible?) I previously had a 4800 that would not fit in my TC.So it's been several weeks trying to get all this stuff together and fitting into the car (RDX PHI).The 3200 are still a tight fit but it will work. Another question is it safe to plug the ESC directly into the battery.I plan on making a pig tail to keep the esc wired and a plug to charge the battery. I'll never have to remove either plug.I've ordered the Corally plugs that fit the batteries.
You don't really need a balancer. When each cell gets out of balance, you will need to charge each cell individually. The 3200 has that center connector. I think its a 2mm. Connect the charger's positive connector to the battery's positive and the charger's negative to that center connector and charge accordingly. After that 1st cell is finish, connect the charger's positive to the center 2mm connector and the charger's negative to the battery's negative and charge away.
I've ran mine for 3 weeks for 3 races so that's about 9 cycles. I checked the voltage on each and each voltage is even...