Why?Ok, so I will let them settle down, and give the final charge of 3.65*8 in series.
Can I assume after that, that they are top balanced?
I followed the previous advice of @smoothJoey and already change to 3.425.One thing I saw and forgot to mention.
Change the setup for start of balancing. You presently have it set to 3.0v. Change it to 3.4v.
Balancing in the flat portion of discharge curve will likely misbalance cells so you have a cell overvoltage shutdown problem when attempting a full charge absorb cycle
When you have a moderate amount of inverter discharge current, slight cell impedance variations and variation in battery terminals connection resistance will cause more or less voltage drop, enough to send the balancer balancing in the wrong direction.
Somewhere in the setup screens there is a balance variance setup. No benefit to set it any lower than 5 millivolts as that is about the real accuracy of BMS cell voltage determination. Setting it lower just causes balancing to thrash on and off more.
As a newbie I'm just following the experts advices: top balancing + capacity test before putting the cells at work.Time for the mad scientist part to end and put these cells to work.