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By aurelius19
#206947
Can anyone advise whether it's acceptable to use a single-cell charger such as https://www.sparkfun.com/products/15217 to charge a multi-cell lipo battery pack that consists of single cells wired in parallel ( i.e., a 3.7V, 3-cell, 6000mA battery such as https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13856 )?

From what information I can find, it appears that a single-cell charger will essentially treat such a 3-cell battery as a single cell, since (unlike the case for a multi-cell battery pack wired in series):
"When the cells are connected in parallel, any difference in charge level is equalized and they appear as a single cell to the charger. At all times during the charge, the cells are at equal charge levels." (https://learn.adafruit.com/multi-cell-l ... g?view=all)
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By TS-Chris
#206971
Yes, that would be a great charger to use with our 6Ah battery.
When you place the cells in parallel they appear to be a single large cell and the charger and battery will play nicely together.