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Old 10-11-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default TQ Cell Booster Failure

Has anyone had one of these boosters fail?

I tried to run my 1/12 scale on Saturday, but it would not turn on, tested everything with a volt meter and realized the booster was putting out 24 volts.

My receiver obviously does not recognize this voltage, hopefully it did not blow the receiver.

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Old 10-11-2009, 02:35 PM   #2
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Most rxrs are passive units, they only pass whatever voltage you apply to it to the other components, servo and sc. If it didn't smoke chances are pretty good you'll be ok.
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I've had a few of these type boosters go out, but not in the way you explained. The most common problem I have experienced is the wire leads breaking off from the PCB under the shrink wrap resulting in no voltage (which is repairable if you dont mind cutting off the shrink and resoldering the leads. I prefer to redo them with silicon 22 ga wire). I have had a couple go bad and then only send out 3 volts when attached to a 4.2 volt pack, but never one that boosts the voltage like yours did.
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