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How to safely connect more lipos

Hi guys,

I have 2 LiPo's and I want to spit out the united force of them into my circuit. Not sure if that is paralel or serial, and nor do I mind much, I want the verion that gives higher volts. But of course I am afraid of messing with LiPo's , so here you have my life in your hands. Will the below do?


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look, if you look online some people say you can but they have to be the same of everything including make, even though according to some people it not the safest thing to do...

But what about the diode, does that not make it safe?

i understand that witout it there could be a problem.

Then how DO you hook up 2 LiPos?

I would avoid the diode as you will lose voltage. I can't imagine that there would be any problem just connecting in series w/o the diode.

Thanks - so just doing it without the diode (twss) is "the way"?

(I completely invented the diode myself, just because I was afraid that well.. :)

Well I believe, from my knowledge about diodes, it would stop electricity flowing 2 ways and making it flow 1 way. So in theory you should be safe with it I´m not really sure about which way the black line should go...

And finally the reason being I put "LOL" as title is that I just learned how to by checking online... :D

Yes, it just means they did it for you. But then recharging is easy also. This is a case where respect is better than fear but fear is better than no respect. If you carefully deal with one lead at a time you will be fine. You can treat them like other batteries as far as wiring goes. The same things work and the same things fail. The failures are just more spectacular...

These batteries dont really like being treated bad youre right... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DcpANRFrI4


Now that I have no 7.4, but two 3.7, I will have to manage :)

So you are saying that I can drop the diode, just dont short anything?!

I even did a quick search and found a guy that wanted to sell the connection you are making, minus the diode, for $12 shipped anywhere in the US. :P

I did read that you want to make sure when you use them in series like that, that you keep them in the same state of charge (don't run one down and then recharge it to use with the one that might be partially discharged).