...Do you remember that the ESC had to distinguish between 4S an 6S automatily to set the right cut off voltage?..
The voltages fully charged or near empty are too close to each other that the ESC can distinguish sure and maybe will kill you´re battery or goes in Lipo-cut off with an fully 5S..
If you will use the max8, you can set it manually. If I remember correct, the BLX185 is also mounted in the Neros and they needs 1 Lipo on each side. In that case it makes no sense to put an 2-cell right and a 3-cell left.
At least... It is cheaper to buy an smaller charger, maybe below 100W, which can charge one 3S then an 5S
Just calculate; 11V (3S) x 5,5A = 60W / 18,5V(5S) x 5,5A = 101,75W.
Just my 2 cents,
Another option would be to buy an ESC that can do 5s and then always have the stock one as a backup in case something happens. May not be the best or favored option, just throwing it out there.Simply wow, you live, you learn... Next time before buying any new brand items, will call the company asking for tech assistance, and then proceed to make the purchase depending how it goes. It is not true in this case, I get what I paid for (200 dollar purchase is not a cheap deal), called Value Hobby to ask if I could exchange, not return the batteries and not be penalized the 15% restocking fee. If I get hit with the charge, will buy from another site instead.
First time I call Value Hobby, I hear someone pickup the line, and hangs up. Called again, rang a few times, and some guy answers the phone, I thought I called the wrong number. He was chewing some french fries while talking, I ask what is his name, and he says its not important.
I start explaining the situation, and without saying excuse me, he interrupts and states "listen here is the deal and these are your choices..." and he kept rambling the so called store policies. He sounded as if he was high, or had a terrible hang over. He made it clear, they are a "small operation" and had no time to hear my explanation of what was wrong.
So far, I think two of the batteries are defective, and the 3rd one have not tested it yet. I told the guy, because he was no tech etc, let me give you my order number, I spent 200 dollars, and he told me he did not needed, and once again, it is not important.