using a lipo charger to charge a SLA? Answered
Hey everyone !
I'm planning to use a lipo charger from my Ebike to charge some scooter SLA batteries.
I'm more of a li-po guy and haven't tried charging 3 SLA's in series before.
Original lipo was a 10s 8.8Ah 36V (nominal, maxed out at 42V) and had an on board BMS that took a stright 42V input from the charger.
the charger for it will deviver 42V @ 2amp and will let current flow until it hits 42V then automatically shuts off.
The scooter batteries are 3X 12V 20ah (six cell I assume?)
by all-means, I should be able to wire the three batteries in series, (3 x 14.5V = 43.5V) then my charger should be a direct replacement right?
Still need to manually balance them occasionally but for daily use on a 2amp charge should be ok eh?