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Joe Lang
11-19-2005, 12:58 AM
I have an Electric Power Li-poly 1800 mAh 11.1 V 3 cell battery pack (3S) that has the polyquest connector for charging and checking the individual cells. One cell is slightly out of balance with the two other cells. Using a Triton charger what are the settings that I need to use to bring the low cell to its maximum capacity? Do I set the voltage at 3.7 volts and 1800 mAh when I'm charging this individual cell using the respective leads on the polyquest connector?
Joe Lang

11-19-2005, 01:37 AM
If you are charging one cell, you would set the Triton for 3.7V and 1.8A (or much less). Another way is to discharge the high cell(s) with a resistor or lightbulb. The balance should be checked after waiting at least 10 min after a full charge. Checking balance of a discharged pack is not reliable as differences can show up which disappear after charging. I don't worry about differences less than 0.03V.