OK my batts on my nitro truck got realllll hot.... I was driving and the wire that goes to the reciever somehow got in between the gears!! They were exposed and were touching. Heres the question...Is the battery pack ruined? They got very hot but worked right before I took it all out. Is it ok to try and recharge them or should I buy a new pack?
It's tough to say. I know people who have shorted out packs and they still work fine. I accidentally shorted out a pack two weeks ago and when I tried to charge it last week it kept false peaking. If they vent you'll see stuff leaking out of them or hear a hissing/spitting sound.
thats what happen when the wires get in the gear...it was on idle though and i had no control of steering or anything... it just kept rolling when i let off of it and turned itself and went in a circle and the run into a little bush and stopped...when i pulled the wires out from between the gears i got control back but the wires and connector were very hot so i took the safe route and turned it all off. Then i sprayed the cleaner on the wires cause they were smoking like a freight train and the on batts so i could take em out of truck
Take the safe path and buy a new pack. That pack is not going to be reliable and will cause problems if you continue to use it. Also, try and keep wires away from spinning parts!! Make sure they're zip tied and secure.
Xray and Serpent....very dusty!
Replace the battery. Runaway Nitro cars are not fun.
What I run: Schumacher Mi5/Associated RC10R5.1/Associated RC12R5.2/Futaba/HobbyWing/Team EA Motorsports/BSR Racing
Where I run: Florida Indoor R/C Complex/Thunder Racing/Florida On Road State Series