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Old 01-28-2013, 01:52 PM
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So i have i question i want to run 4s with my 2 2s batteries and i am not sure if that is series or parralell but

i want to use 2 identical batteries in specifications but one is hk AND ONE IS dynamite

HK one
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...case_pack.html
dynamite

http://www.dynamiterc.com/Products/D...rodID=DYN5202D

but they both have genuine deans
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I wouldnt mix batteries like that. They may be labeled the same, but their performance may differ greatly.

On a side note, series will double voltage. thats when youd have a jumper wire between the two packs from battery pack #1 negative wire to battery #2 positive wire.

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Originally Posted by Hoese37
I wouldnt mix batteries like that. They may be labeled the same, but their performance may differ greatly.

On a side note, paralell will double voltage. thats when youd have a jumper wire between the two packs from battery pack #1 negative wire to battery #2 positive wire.
That would be series, not parallel. For series, add the voltages. For parallel, add the capacity.

I agree, if you are using them in series, it would be safest to stay with the same brand and age, unless you have a way of measuring the capacity of each to verify they are close. Charge them separately.
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Originally Posted by howardcano
That would be series, not parallel. For series, add the voltages. For parallel, add the capacity.

I agree, if you are using them in series, it would be safest to stay with the same brand and age, unless you have a way of measuring the capacity of each to verify they are close. Charge them separately.
Duh, brain fart.
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