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Old 04-12-2011, 01:02 PM   #16
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Uh, no, that would be in series and you want parallel. You'd still be charging an effective 2S lipo, but the capacity would be twice as large (in parallel voltage stays same, capacity adds, in series, voltage adds, capacity stays same).

The only way (besides multiple chargers or multi-port chargers) to shorten charging time is to increase charge rate. Charging at 2C will be faster than 1C, charging at 3C will be even faster and so on. Your lipos have to be rated for higher C charging and your charging equip has to have theneeded max charge rate and required watts.

I charge in parallel - right now since I'm using a 8S setup made from 2 4S lipos, I'm charging 2 4S 5000mah lipos in parallel at 30amps which is a 3C charge. Charge usually takes about 20min.
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well i got a 5000mah 40c 2s but i heard that due to 5000mah i only can charge at 5amps im new to lipos sorry
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As another recommended. Grab an iCharger either the 206 or 306 models. Both will balance parallel charge 3 high mah 2s packs is 20-25 minutes without breakin a sweat.
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Dumb question, but how would one go about charging multiple packs at once with one of the iChargers? Would I need any additional supplies other than what's included?
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Assuming you have enough charger output power and max charge rate in your iCharger, this is what I use, Paraboard -


The Paraboard plugs into the charger and the lipos you want to parallel charge plug into the Paraboard - both power wires and the balance connections.

Note that for parallel charging, the lipos have to be the same cell count, C rating and have a similar cycle history. They should be close in voltage before you plug them in as well.

Figure out what you need - example - I charge two 4S 5000mah lipos at 3C - that takes 30amps and needs 504watts, I use the 3010b iCharger. The paralleled batts are effectively a 10,000mah 4S lipo.
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