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    NiMH charging in a series

    So I have 2 stock nimh for my mini erevo and was wondering if I used the stock 2 amp charger could I charge them in a series. Anything would help thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim8786 View Post
    So I have 2 stock nimh for my mini erevo and was wondering if I used the stock 2 amp charger could I charge them in a series. Anything would help thanks.
    No, you cannot charge the NiMH packs in series. Period.
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    Charging multiple packs in series is not a good idea.

    Charging in parallel is usually fine as long as the packs are rated at the same voltage and are nearly the same state of charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaXXL View Post
    Charging multiple packs in series is not a good idea.

    Charging in parallel is usually fine as long as the packs are rated at the same voltage and are nearly the same state of charge.
    These are NiMH packs. Charging in parallel is also not recommended. Period.
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    Oh right. So used to lipos i forgot that nimh doesnt self balance in parallel
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    It's not a matter of being impossible, but a matter of reducing risks. In fact every NiMH pack with more than one cell is being charged either serial or parallel (most of the time serial).

    The problems start when there is one cell that differs from the others (different resistance or just faulty) and starts to affect the charging process in a way which might ruin the good cells.
    With every cell that is added to the serial or parallel charging process, you increase the risk.

    So best is to keep the number of cells that are charged serial or parallel as low as possible.
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