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Offline SeagullOneTopic starter

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Smart Charger
« on: February 06, 2008, 10:10:29 PM »
Okay, I'm planning to use two 8-cell battery packs with 9.6V, wired using a duel parallel adapter to make a 20 Amp hour battery pack for my robot. The problem is I can't seem to find a suitable charger. I'd like to be able to charge the modules at the same time through the parallel adpater, but that would mean I'd have to find a suitable battery charger that can charge up to 16 cells, 9.6V and over 20 amp hour capacity. It looks like this one comes really close: http://www.batteryspace.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2350

It looks like its suitable, except that it can only charge up to 15 cells. I doubt it, but could I use it to safely charge 16 cells?

My next--safer and probably more sensible--option is charging the two 9.6V 10 Amp hour modules separately on this charger, but I'd like it more if I could just nail them both at the same time.

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Re: Smart Charger
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 08:28:05 AM »
Its a very very bad idea to charge 2 battery packs on the same charger at the same time. If you want to charge them together, you should just buy 2 chargers. Otherwise, you'll run into severe problems.
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Re: Smart Charger
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 08:12:19 PM »
Gotcha! Won't try it. I'll just charge each pack separately.

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Re: Smart Charger
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008, 01:44:46 PM »
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