Well, here's something else I found frustrating, apparently if you tell it to go for just 95% capacity, AND you happen to have the battery over, in my case, 97%, it won't balance!
Since it was reading 97% apparently this keeps it from even taking the high cells down, so in order to get it to balance this after a regular charge (no balance plugs, it senses automatically) you have to allow it to go for 100% capacity!?
Well, anyhow, here is what it was reading when I had told it to go 95% charge, hoping it would just balance, and it gave me the little "I'm done!" ditty just as I started the charge cycle since it was already on 97%:
10 ) 4.171
I just now started the balance cycle, really all it needs to do is take down the 8-11 down to at least 4.18 (I hear that I should be able to make finer adjustments once I plug into my PC?) so hopefully this would allow me to get everything even.
The frustrating part for me is that I will see what would appear to be an artificially high reading on port 8 (the first cell in the second pack, I am charging the two 4S packs in series, so it's like I am charging one big pack that is 8S 6000 mah, but with two balance plugs, shouldn't make a difference right?) because I have seen it look really high, even in the 4.205V range, and then the next day I start again because I didn't want to be up another 4 hours charging, and now it's reading just 4.17 or 4.18?!
I'm really scratching my head on that one, and the weird thing is I charge all the packs in the same order, but each pair individually, so it's not like I am charging the same pack every time and the first cell in the second pack is always high, it's showing that for all three pair, so this would seem to indicate a extra high charging voltage on this particular "port".
Also, these packs aren't starting with that one cell higher than the others, they start on the charger all around about the same voltage.
Maybe I need to get another charger? This wouldn't be in the margin of error for this charger would it?
I mean, if I am charging a fresh charge from lower voltages, and everything is more or less balanced, and then after the charge it's not, that can't be right?