In order to enhance/create/promote positive evolution, things need to be stretched/trained towards their current limits, (or BEYOND their current known limits)). . . . Like with your brain or a muscle or a muscle car or a circus elephant
Soooooo, I have taken up occasionally charging my cells to 4.5v
-36v 30c Zippy Lipoly
-Charge @ 1c and discharge at ~ 1/3 C rating.
-No cells allowed discharge below 3.65v Resting or under Load.
-Ambient temp <<70F - - - Pack temp <<80F
-Time above 4.15v << 15min per day (not including charge time)
->>5x ((normal)) cycles to one overcharge cycle. *Normal= 4.1v through 3.75v resting
And whooo hoooooooooooo there's alot more capacity above 4.2v as well!!!!
In my experience (and in our collective exp here), over discharge has drastically degraded some cells/strings, in even just one occurrence- (However those packs for me did remain in service until self-discharge became a safety concern). But over charging seems agreeable, so far.
Anyway, has anyone tried conditioning their batteries to/with higher voltages?
. . . . . Effects?
I'll keep you posted as well of course. Graci-