hodgie wrote:Thanks for comments.
Why don't you just run those battery packs in parallel? Would that reduce stress on the packs?
hodgie wrote:Understand. Can a person use too high of a "C" rating...causing the controller to crash? Do controllers limit the current?
That's really what pushed me towards Cell_Man's LiFe battery- simplicity. Come home, plug in one cable, and walk away. No need to fuss with a half-dozen different charging and balancing and charging leads, or to maintain a regular regimen of externally balancing all the cells once a week (or whatever it is the LiPo crowd does).hodgie wrote:Also, I REALLY like rolling my bike up to my outside outlet and just plugging in a wire or two and walking away
Ykick wrote:RC Lipo makes sense to me because I can replace 20Ah high rate cells for under $500. I can charge those cells in minutes instead of hours and they're smaller and lighter than LifePo4 alternatives. Sure, I had to source some equipment but it's great equipment to have and serves as my tuition to EV battery school.
When I get in from riding, I unplug the battery/controller plug in the charge lead, note the pack voltage and if that looks good, power up the supply and walk away. Minutes later it's full, but I won't leave any high current power supply source unattended for very long. That's asking for trouble no matter what chemistry you wanna fool yourself about being safe.
RC Lipo ain't for everybody and if you don't get it, stay away from it. If you do get it, it can be a great deal $/Wh.
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