you guys are a lot more careful with batteries than i am lol. i just chuck it right on the charger after a race. on our club nights you need every minute to charge up these big 7000's.
im pretty lazy about balance charging. its actually slower so i dont use it that often. once every ten or so cycles ill check the voltages to make sure they are close. i never charge my batteries to full 100% anyway as many chargers have a hard time meeting 4.2v our tech instruments read. so i charge 95% most of the time.
one thing im experimenting with though is bottom balancing the packs. top balance makes sense from a safety perspective, but cell damage occurs at the bottom. if your cells are slightly varied in capacity and you only balance at the top, one of those cells could easily drop below the safe low voltage limit without tripping the lvc in your esc.
ive kind of adopted this principle for much much larger cells like 100AH and more but im trying to see how it will affect cell cycle life in our tiny batteries too.
of course, the lipo batteries we use are lucky to get 500 cycles the way we rapidly discharge them heh.
buuuuut in short, you dont have to wait.. lipo really doesnt require any special attention as long as you use a good quality charger and charge at 1-2 c. its only when you start dumping 20+ amps into them that you need to pay attention but most lipo cells can handle higher charge rates even if not specified. just shortens cycle life.
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