Originally posted by jkerr0043
One way to look at it is like a chain. A chain's only as strong as it's weakest link, a battery pack is only as strong as it's weekest cell. If you have one bad cell, you'll get short run times and feel short on power. It'll feel like you're running on a 5 cell instead of 6.
Well spoken ! In addition, that "bad" cell (it might just be sligthly) will be stressed, since it'll be empty before the others. So it will be overdischarged. Even thogh cells are pretty tough, it will die before the others.