I have LiPo battery that is in 2S2P configuration, however I need higher voltage (4S) battery for my project. From my understanding 2S2P battery has 4 cells same as 4S (2 in series and 2 in parallel). Would I be able to rewire cells like shown in the image below to achieve this assuming all the cells are the same voltage?
If I understand correctly this would halve the capacity and double the voltage. Would this cause any side effects or potentially damage the battery?