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Old 04-18-2014, 01:29 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TurnNBurn View Post
So you guys think if I don't have a BMS I should bottom balance once in a while and that'll be good? By once in a while I mean once every few months.
Like Daox said.
The biggest issue is knowing when to stop the charger. If you bottom balance, the weakest cell will hit max voltage at the top of the charge before the others. If you continue to charge, it will go into the danger zone while the others catch up. So at minimum you should have a device that measures the voltage of your weakest cell and stops the charger when it reaches max voltage.
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