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    Sorry for the cross post but kinda need a quick answer.

    Can the Dual Live charger charge these little 2s lipos through the balance ports only?



    Would that even work?

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    Most likely not. The charger probably needs to see voltage at the connector for a normal battery and then uses the balance port to regulate said voltage/amperage to each cell. It appears that battery only has a balance plug and most likely uses a special charger type to achieve its charge and balancing. I could be wrong so check the actual user manual for the dual live charger to be 100% sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 222 View Post
    Most likely not. The charger probably needs to see voltage at the connector for a normal battery and then uses the balance port to regulate said voltage/amperage to each cell. It appears that battery only has a balance plug and most likely uses a special charger type to achieve its charge and balancing. I could be wrong so check the actual user manual for the dual live charger to be 100% sure.
    There's nothing in the manual about it... and after more research it's not even the same plug... I'd need an adapter...

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    Sorry for the post y'all... Mod please delete.
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    In case y'all were interested... I got this working!!!




    I use that adapter with a Traxxas connector soldered on and unlock the Dual Live adapter to charge legacy batteries...

    As long as they are all the same cells and capacity batteries, they can safely be charged in parallel because the charger allows you to enter the capacity and charge rate!

    So, 4x 280mah 2 cell batteries on a parallel charger = 1 1120mah 2 cell battery. So I set the capacity to 1100 and the charge rate to 1.1 and BOOM... perfectly safe and effective charging!

    Gotta make sure the batteries are a near equal level of discharge, so USE a voltage meter and make sure they're close.... you can also connect them all via the parallel cable and leave them for 15 minutes and they'll balance each other... the ones with more voltage will charge the lower voltage ones until all is equal.

    Now, if you do this... make sure you are not leaving the batteries unattended. I touch the batteries often... and they're all cool to the touch....

    Be safe out there!!!
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