Hi guys, I’ve encountered a problem. The charger I’ve bought to charge my Li-ion batteries is only capable of charging Li-Polymer or LiFe batteries. Now the issue is that polymer batteries are charged to 4.2V and Li-ion to 4.1V, so the charging would work just fine but to a to high voltage.
Although I’m an electronics student, I’m not familiar with Li-ion or Lipo’s and balance charging, so my question is if I monitor the voltage of the battery, will I be able to charge them without damaging, to 4.1V’s? Or will one cell reach 4.2V quicker than other ones?
The question really comes down to, how much do the cells differ in voltage, during charging? Are they being balanced as soon as they’re starting to charge or are they balanced towards the end of the charging?
Thanks in advance.
Edit with some more information: Charger: SkyRC E8 Cell Terminate Voltage : LiPo: 4.2V ± 0.02V / LiFe: 3.6V ± 0.02V Circuit Power : 100W Current Drain for Balancing : 200mA https://www.mcmracing.com/nl/home/85462-skyrc-sky100096-disc-e8-ac-charger-lipo-life-2-8s-up-to-6a-100w-SK-100096-03 Battery: Turnigy 5000mAh 4S x 2 (in series for 8S, will be charged in 8S)
Edit3: Alright, turns out I was completely oblivious to the fact that my charger is compatible with my batteries… Which makes sense as I double checked everything when I bought it. I do not know where I got the idea that my battery is Li-ion afterwards, sorry and thanks for the fast replies!