Balancing Voltages Required?

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  1. jamber

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    I'm currently reconditioning the modules in my pack. I was able to get some pretty good capacity increases on all the modules I fully reconditioned. Sadly I need to interrupt the process, which is taking a very long time for me as I only have one balancer, putting the battery back into the car and drive the car around. So I essentially have two questions:

    Is it okay to just pack the battery together and throw it in as-is? I'm currently charging all them to the same levels, but I'd like to skip this process.

    Would it be okay to drive around with only 6 of the modules reconditioned? I'm concerned about this because I only finished 6 of the modules and the ones after those 6 were pretty bad, so I'm predicting it the voltages will be largely different and cause fault codes. I'd like to plan to do a good amount of driving beyond simply moving the vehicle to my new residence. Before I took the battery out I already had drove the car over 5,000 miles with the master warning light going off every 15 minutes or so, I simply cleared the codes with my phone.
     
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    we can't really say, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't
     
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    and I would add it is not to be recommended, for the same reason you wouldn't just buy a brand new module and stick it in.

    All modules should have the same capacity otherwise it will be very unreliable.
     
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