neptronix wrote:Do you have a balancing charger of any sort?
When I first got into the hobby I had LiFePO4 with a BMS. Then I converted to LiPo and bought the blinkies because I already had a charger. Then I upgraded to Meanwells S- and SP-units. And now the HRP-600 series. I've left my packs connected and topped off from time to time. The only problem I had ever was on the first trip to California when I ran into a windstorm and drew the pack down to the LVC mark. That killed off 5 bricks.
I don't want to go through that again. And the Blinkies take too long. Can't get a Battery Medic cos they're on backorder. Can't source a reasonable BMS without falling back to cumbersome technology that doesn't support 15S. I am left with only Balance as an option. It's not rocket science; just simple math, yes?
- A cursory review of JST-XH connectors suggests that the leads are 22-18 AWG, with the majority of posts leaning 18 AWG. Once source suggests that 18-guage wire can handle 18A @ 12V.
- Most bricks can handle 2C charge, and if they are 5Ah, then we're looking at 10Ah. If each cell was max'd out to 4.3V, that would be 4.3 * 10 = 43Wh.