Charging Lipo @ less than 1C
Advise needed: Would you recommend charging Lipo's at less than 1C?
I've just got back into the hobby after a 15 year absence and Lipo's are all new to me.
I have a Traxxas E-Revo Brushless Ed. and have just taken delivery of 2 X SMC 7.4V 9200mah 50C. My charger is an Onyx 245 dual battery charger with max 5A per channel/battery?
Will I need to buy a new charger (Im thinking I will have to) as the instructions that came with the Lipo's do not recommend charging at less than 1C = 9.2A or more than 2C = 18.4A and also say never trickle charge?
I hope I'm calculating this right? The batteries are 2S2P.
Could I merge the 2 battery charging ports into 1 making 10A and charge 1 Lipo at a time?
If yes how would I merge the balance ports?
I'm hoping I don't have to buy a new charger but I think it's inevitable.
Here is a pic of my setup:
I look forward to your replies :)