i picked up at a local scrap yard a dead milwaukee m28 battery pack it is lithium based .
it uses 14 samsung 18650 cells
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sour ... arch&gbv=1
it is the first pdf file copy and paste url to prevent samsung and google from tracing reference to this site.
according to lipo charging rules 4.2 volts is the cut off voltage.
when i measured some of the cells i noticed 4.3+ volts.
is the cells being over charged and then the bms is cutting off the charge?
according to the specs for the samsung cells there should be no danger of fire or explosion even when charged to 20 volts at 20 amps that is the test that the specs call for as a safety test.
i have some craftsman c3 batteries
and a couple cells went over the 4.2 volt mark and show defective on the charger.
has the safety of lithium cells improved so much that it would take extreme voltage for them to fail?