Matched cells

Old 11-24-2003, 08:40 AM
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What are matched cells?
How come they are better then single cells?

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Old 11-24-2003, 08:45 AM
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Originally posted by fatdoggy
When you cycle a cell each cell has different numbers, like what was the average voltage, peak voltage, internal resistance. Matchers take similarly spec'd cells and build battery packs. If a battery is matched it will last longer if treated well and gives better performance bacause every cell in the pack is giving close to the same amount of power.
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Old 11-24-2003, 08:50 AM
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May not answer directly to your q (?) but browse on, read this
hope it helps a bit.
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To put it in a nut shell... matched cells are exactly what the name implies... they are "matched" together or "grouped" together along several parameters such as voltage, run-time and IR

They are better in the sense that all six cells will perform almost "simultaneously" giving off "power" at the same rate and at the same time... no one cell will be dead before the others.

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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.
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:24 AM
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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.
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