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Series Parallel or Parallel Series?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by SaintApoc, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. SaintApoc

    SaintApoc

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    I was wondering if there is any unforseen difference in how series-parallel batteries are configured.

    Consider an 18 cell battery wired 6s3p.
    One could have a parallel set of three cells and string six of those sets in series.
    or
    One could wire six cells in series and have 3 of those sets in parallel.
    The result for both is 6 times the voltage, 3 times the amperage, right? Is there any benefit to one over the other?
     
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    It's a lot easier to manage the charge/discharge cycle if cells in parallel are placed in series.
     
  3. SaintApoc

    SaintApoc

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    Thank you very much! That makes a lot of sense, otherwise you'd have wires coming from 3 sets of series instead of just 1. Great!
     
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