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Old 01-29-2012, 08:53 PM
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I'm in the process of soldering Traxxas connectors on to my new Turnigy 3.6 3s. I have two concerns. The first, when I was attempting to insert the wire into the connector, I accidently split the wire jacket about 1/2 inch. Do I have to cut and resolder the tab, or can I use electrical tape to cover it.

Second, in all this, both leads made contact for a brief second. No fire, but part of the tab is blackened. How do I check to see if the battery is OK without putting it all together first?
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:06 PM
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it should be fine for just touching...didn't swell?...should be good.

I would unsolder and use heat shrink over the cut.

put it on your charger and check voltage
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:12 PM
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Heat shrink any exposed gaps in the insulation. you've got heat shrinks right? The leads touching happend to me too once. Made a big spark and a puf of smoke, but the battery was fine. -That was like 15 charges ago. Your batter should be just fine. Remember to leave at least 50% charge your Lipo batteries when storing for a few weeks or more. I never put my vehichles away with batteries that are totally drained. They say its dangerous.
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