Mixing different type of lipos

I have here four lipo packs 2 * 5500mAh 45C 3s and 2 * 5500mAh 35C 3s. I would like to connect the 45c and the 35c each togther to 6s, and this both package in series so that the result is 6s 11000 mAh. Does it make sense, or could it be better, to stay by 2 packs each 5500mAh because of the gap between 45c and 35C ?

It should be fine as long as you don’t exceed 35c, which is like 175a

Correct me of am wrong, but I think your wrong for the fact that they have different discharge rates, thus discharging the cells at different rate and making the cells get unbalanced

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I must agree with @Exiledd_Top the cells will probably get unbalanced due to a different discahrge rating, 35C will loose capacity faster, which means its voltage will be lower :slight_smile:

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I second that !

Since you have same capacity there should be no difference. Current is running through both packs, so I don’t get why one would have voltage drift (like people above stated). And parallel packs even out voltage anyway. But usually you connect batteries from same batch (same specifications/capacity) in series and different capacities can only be connected parallel.


If you connect a 35c and a 45c in parallel you basically create a large 40c pack.

cells in parallel basically act as one cell. If your adding packs in parallel your basically combining the packs giving you a battery with twice the capacity and the sum of the current outputs. you can run lipos with different capacity’s parallel without any problems.

You will only have balancing issues if you have packs of different current rating or capacity’s in series as this causes some cells to discharge at different rates.

First of all, 35C 5500mah Lipos will not handle 175a. C rating X capacity gives a false current capability with Lipos. Second, as others have said, the two different Crated packs will not discharge evenly and voltage sag will be worse with the 35C

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Just make 2 packs which you can swap :ok_hand:

You’re going to need one of these.

I recommend a more aggressive mix setting because you have to overcome a lot of potential energy in those packs.

Once you have a smooth even mix you can slather the packs onto your board as needed.


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