Here's my Hyperion 1420i-based charging solution.
I'm about to install everything neatly in boxes but thought I'd take a picture with all the connections before. I have a 24s3p setup, so this is only one side of the pack (12s); also, only 2 packs are connected instead of 6 to remove clutter on the pic.
As you can see, I've connected everything with a single DB25 connector. With that single connection to the charger I get all of my balance taps connected (14 pins), my main charge leads (8 pins) and a safety cut-off temp sensor in case the batteries would start to heat up during charge (3 pins). So when I come in after my commute, I only have to plug in that DB25 and press start on the charger (twice because of my 24s setup). No serial to parallel connection, no BMS or any other sort of custom HVC required. And above all, no risk of KFF.
This all-in-one connector is Gary's idea, although he's using beefier VAL-U-LOK connectors. I used DB25's because I have a large bag of them and I think they are good enough for the job.
Inside the connector, the balance wires are connected with 22AWG wire. This is small but I haven't noticed any significant difference in voltage readings right at the battery or at the end of the DB25 wire. Balancing is also precise and accurate. The 1420i stops the current often while charging to make more accurate measurements.
The main leads are connected with 20 AWG (largest that fits in the solder cups). There are 4 short wires for the positive and 4 short wires for the negative. They are connected to a single 14 AWG wire right after the connector (4 x 20 AWG is the same cross-sectional area as 1 x 14 AWG). I haven't noticed any heat on the connector while charging. As for the DB25 pins, I've seen ratings anywhere from 2A to 7.5A continuous per pin. 5A seems to be the most common value I see.
Finaly, when riding, I'll connect the pack to another set of DB25 connectors, each connected to 2 x Celllogs8 to monitor each individual cell. I'm working on a neat dashboard incorporating the cellogs and some LOUD piezo buzzers in case any cell dips lower than 3.4V (adjustable).