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Old 06-21-2011, 06:22 PM
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Hey guys, i took out my stampede for a water bash the other day. After i was done, i cleaned everything and checked my battery. I notice there are little bubbles inside the battery. I let let it alone for a couple of days, and charged it back up again. The bubbles on the battery were kinda gone, but soon spread when i charged it. Is this something i should worry about? Thanks
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Lol Sorry if im saying stuff wrong. I'm not that much of an rc expert yet..
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What type of battery-I am guessing it's a nickel metal? Are the bubbles inside the clear casing holding the cells together?
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You must be young... is this correct?
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Well, you said you took it in the lake, I am assuming there is either water or condensation inside the casing. I would imagine that when you run it or charge it, it acts like a humidifier-I am guessing of course, I run my cars on dry land (mostly)
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I just drove it into a small puddle not a lake but thanks for your helpful answer. Anyways so it's ok for me to leave it alone?
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Originally Posted by I Wheelie A LOT View Post
I just drove it into a small puddle not a lake but thanks for your helpful answer. Anyways so it's ok for me to leave it alone?
I know, but I cant avoid a chance to use a little sarcasm-(sorry) I think the pack will be fine, keep an eye on the ends, if you can see them, where the cells are soldered together for any corrosion, or if you are worried, steal a bowl of rice from the cupboard, and set the pack in it, it will dry it up..(works with wet cell phones too).
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To give you a straight forward answer with seriousness it's just condensation. The reason you noticed them more during charging is because the battery heated up and evaporated the residual water in the case. Nickel metal batteries are basically water proof. I have 7 traxxas 3000mah batteries and they took a trip to the ocean earlier this year and they were filled with sand and salt water. They are rusty a little inside the casing but they still charge to 2800-3200mah and pack plenty of punch for nimh batteries. If you are really concerned then poke a few holes so it can drain.
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Thanks everyone for your help, and i was about to do the rice trick too lol
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Originally Posted by I Wheelie A LOT View Post
Thanks everyone for your help, and i was about to do the rice trick too lol
The rice trick is no joke-either are any of the other answers I posted-I will occasionally toss in a little sarcasm, but in the end the answer is there-just have to search a little..lol Good luck Wheels
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