Charging a LiFePO4 (with BMS) with Accucel 6

Discussion in 'Electronics & Electrics' started by JonasQuinn, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. JonasQuinn

    JonasQuinn Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    Lane Cove, Sydney.
    Looking to purchase one of these batteries:

    And the charger I have is an Accucel 6.

    The battery doesn't have balance leads, presumably because it has a battery management system built in.

    Am I able to charge the battery using the LiFe profile on the Accucel without balance leads?

    My experience with the Accucel has often been that you need balance leads connected in order to charge.

  2. mtma

    mtma Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    If your Accucel 6 is the same model as mine then there is a 'charge' option that can be used without connecting the balance lead. If you connect the balance lead when using this mode it will check for individual cell maximum voltages to ensure no single cell goes outside of the preset range, however it will not do any balancing. I think it's locked to 3.6V for LiFePO4 mode on the Accucel 6.

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