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Is it possible to use 2 different LiPo brands at once?

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Jelle318, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. Jelle318

    Jelle318 Active Member

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    Is it possible to use two different brand lipos, but same C rating and Mah rating and voltage, in series wiring? Like for example; use a Gens Ace 5000mah 50c 3s and a Team Corally 5000mah 50c 3s in a Series Wiring?

    Thank you,
    J.
     
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    NightFlier X4.6 Well-Known Member

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    Yes it's doable but highly recommended to use a matched pair.
     
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    Thanks G, I blew a LiPo yesterday, all puffed. Shame...
     
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    The idea is that the batteries should hopefully discharge similarly. If they discharge unevenly there is the potential for damage. Even between the same battery that may differ a little. The need is to atleast have batteries with the same C rating, capacity, type and cell count. Atleast then the possibility for failure diminishes. Just keep your eye on the cell voltages and balance charge when you can.
     
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