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Simple Lithium Cell Balancer? Answered

Could your balance a lithium cell by simply hooking it up in parralel for a short period of time every once in a while?


No, that's just what you DON'T want to do as that will make any imbalance worse. Imbalance is when cells in a multi-cell battery pack (e.g. 2S2P, 3S1P) get into a state where they have a different level of charge over time.
Each cell needs to be partially discharged and brought up to full charge individually before they are reconnected into the original configuration.  Any good charger will do this for you by means of the balancing connector.

Could you rephrase the question in such a way as I might understand it better?
>What do you mean by "balance"
>What is the parallel arrangement that you are thinking of?