Originally Posted by JLP75766
I have a fully charged Lipo. Do I need to wait until it is discharged to balance it?
the balancing should happen during charging. the purpose is twofold:
1) for performance, each cell is fully charged
2) for safety, so no cell is overcharged.
overcharging beyone the max voltage (4.2 for LiPo) is dangerous.
check out youtube or somewhere and see how one of these batteries burn. it isn't a gentle flame, more like a torch.