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Help, shorted cells.

Old 01-18-2007, 02:20 PM
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I had a couple of packs of IB3800 cells on my desk, was looking for something and somehow they have both touched, I only noticed when i heard a hissing sound, they were probably touched for a couple of minutes. Both packs were really hot, temp gun says 60 degrees (celcius). I've measured each cell and each one is about 1.350v there was about 1000mah in the packs.

Are these packs junk now or is there something I can do to them?
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:09 PM
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The only proof will be in the testing of them. Dischare them to 5.4, put them on an equalizer tray, then recharge them and see how they fare. I wouldn't be afraid to charge them unless the integrity of the cells looks altered, such as split open or lots of venting of material. What have you got to lose?
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:40 PM
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There is definatly no splits, but there seems to be a little bit of something thats come out at the positive buttons. Only a little bit. I'll leave them over night, then discharge them tomorrow and equalise them and then recharge. Going to be a while till I can test them in my car though as they are my off road cells.
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I'd equalize and charge them right away just incase only some of the cells were shorted and they went down to zero. I'm told not good to leave cells fully discharged, esp IB's.
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