Originally Posted by nycgrip
i have 2 lipo chargers, one with balancing and one with not, have 5 lipos and want to be able to charge with both chargers. is it ok if a lipo gets balanced every other charge or every third charge?
Balancing is important, for lithium battery
Balancing will result the same as match battery like nimh does.
It will also depend on what lipo xxS pack if you are using more than 2S
Balancing is more required, cause of diffrent inner resistance each cell when you draw them. example nimh most of us using 4s to 6s... there fore requires
smart tray Discharger for equalizing on nimh.
on good quality Lithium battery, will draw the battery almost equaly therefore
some factory dosen't required balancing for their lipo battery.
Still Lithium balancing is usefull to cut-off/detect when it reach it's maximum voltage per cell. since Lithium is not allowed to be overcharged like nimh does.
it will also good to monitor each of your batteries condition per cell.
and it help to decide wich battery that still in good perfomance, without
having test under load.
Balance charge on lipo will result in better performance at first start.