On 11/12/19 17:04, John Griessen wrote:
On 12/11/19 9:50 AM, Tom Gardner wrote:I find it difficult to understand what you are thinking of there.So, self discharge can never pull charge in from other cells in series?So, just stopping the pack discharge is not enough.A cell cannot reverse charge itself. The weakest cell in a battery can be reverse charged as the other cells continue to discharge themselves through the load.
No cell can "pull in charge"; charge has to be forced in.
There is a difference between self discharging and reverse charging.
Self discharge occurs in an /isolated/ cell, i.e. where there is no electric circuit and hence no current outside the cell. The self discharge currents are solely inside the cell.
Reverse charging can only occur where multiple cells are connected in a circuit and current is flowing in that circuit.
Perhaps it is best to try to understand all my statements together, not to take one in isolation.