Originally Posted by MoonTrap
How does it leave a stock class racer flat?.. I've always balanced my packs during charging, and dont see how non balancing would be a performance enhancer?
hard to tell in mod. idk what u run but say even a 13.5. run the car (on or offroad) after u charged it thru a balancer (or if ur charger has 1 internal). do a full run thru it at least 1/2 way thru a discharge depending on what type of vehicle and thus the load.
let pack rest an hr or 2, run another class, practice somethin else, use another pack. then come back and charge the battery back up as normal w/o ur balancer in between. assuming you have decent packs and a good charger that has no issues with lipos (ie not MRC)...let it top up as normal. run again. u'll notice a difference. turn off ur boost for both as to not let the rpm jump fool you. really notice it in dirt oval, but even in other forms it can be seen. i didnt know myself til i did it with my then new balancer in a stock class and felt like i had a motor lay down on me or a diff loose. then i was informed on what occured. came back to that batt. check cells for equality then charged it as it was and its all good.
kinda the reverse of nimh and even older SCE nicad cells. SCEs could only be used once a wk in fact and nimh's were never as nice the 2nd time around, def by 3rd run of day.
give it a shot. then use ur balancer as maintenance tool. of course in mod, really doesnt matter.