In the gargantuan XM-3500 forum TANWare suggested to equalize the Li-Ion batteries like this:
With this in mind it is best then with this type of ballance algorythm to break in the battery pack. While you would do this at your own risk an acceptable methodology, considering 40 mile real world, would be to make three 4 mile runs charging between each (10%). Then two 10 mile runs (25%) and then two 20 mile runs (50%). Lastly at least two no more than 30 mile runs with charges inbetween (75%). Remember it is important to use the included charger to fully charge the pack between each run.
This breakin period should, at least theoretcially, force an equalibrium between the cells on their capacity charge levels. I would especially not trust the pack is fully charged out of the box with all cells to the same capacity level. And if you take it out and let the voltage cutoff kick in without proper cell levels you are certainly placing some cells at dire risk.
Does anyone else have experience with this approach and is this likely useful for Ni-MH cells?
The battery which I would like to use it on is of course the 102-Ni-MH-cells-in-series-battery in my Vectux.
I guess it cannot do too much harm and I'll get started trying it out!