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Series Parallel or Parallel Series?

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?
 

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

SaintApoc

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