If you have bought a LiPo charger for the first time, you might be thinking “how does a LiPo balance charger works”. Right? Well, its working is not much difficult and you do not have to worry about falling into complexities.
Aim of a LiPo Charger?
You might be thinking that why you should go for a specified LiPo charger. Well, this is because of the risks associated with incompatible devices. The batteries might get charged with a different charger, although this is not always possible, the service life will be reduced.
Furthermore, the lifespan of the batteries will be reduced and they might get damaged easily. In addition, there will also be a high risk of battery explosion or some other damages to it.
Therefore, the compatible charger is important. It will provide a constant and consistent voltage and current to the battery. Thus, the service life and performance will be improved.
And What is LiPo Balancing?
LiPo balancing is a term used for LiPo chargers that have an in-built balancer in them. A balancer maintains the charge current and charge voltage delivered to the batteries. In short, it maintains a balance between the current and the voltage.
The need to have a balancer in a charger is extremely important for the service life of batteries. The absence of these balancers will result in the provision of current fluctuations directly to the batteries thus, damaging them.
The new generation moves towards fast and speedy performances. Therefore, a fast charging feature is the one that attracts more people. Although it seems like the shorten charge current (CC) will result in fast charging but that’s not always true. Shorten CC cycle results in increasing the current voltage (CV) cycle. Therefore, the overall charging time will not get affected.
Now the Working of the LiPo Charger:
To learn about the working of a LiPo balance charger, you will have to follow these guidelines;
The first thing that you will have to do is to set up the voltage according to the battery requirements. For instance, if the battery if of 11.1 V then you should set the charger up to that.
- The charger will provide more voltage until it reaches the required amount.
- The charger then reaches to the constant current, as the current continues to flow until it reaches there.
- Afterward, the current begins to flow in the battery. The electrical conductance takes place because of the voltage difference between the supply and demand.
- The charge current increases because of the increased difference between demand and supply.
- During this whole process of charging, the resting voltage of the battery pack increases.
- Once the maximum of the charge voltage is attained by the pack, the charger holds the current in there. This phase is called the constant voltage (CV) stage.
- As the voltage of the pack rises, the current and voltage difference between demand and supply reduces. As a result of this, the charge current drops off.
- Finally, the charge voltage and current reaches the predetermined value, the charge cycle gets completed.
Now, your battery pack will get charge and you can unplug the charger from the battery.
After determining the factors and processes involved, we have provided you the basics of “how a LiPo balance charger works”. You can learn about the complex details of its working if you have to deal with it. Otherwise, the above provided basic knowledge is enough for understanding the working of a LiPo charger.