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Old 04-04-2004, 07:35 AM   #1
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Hello guys,
I heard yesterday that the GP 3300 "shorty" cells were recalled. It was something like that the way they made them shorter was to shorten the positive electrode and moved the rubber thing inside. The combination of these makes it easier to overheat the cell and cover the vent holes with the ribber thing inside so that when they overheat later they can't vent and blow.

Has anyone else heard about this? Does it affect only certain lots, or all of them. How can I be sure my batts are safe? I have my 7 year old racing with me--I can't afford to take risks.
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Old 04-04-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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lets just say if that happens alot of people are going to be out of racing for awile, because i have 5 fuku packs all shorty cells, i know personally i dont think its a big deal so i wouldent send them back unless i had new packs to replace them
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We had a pack blow at our track about 2 weeks ago. It was from overcharging. When some company's zap these new cells at such high voltage the cells can't vent so when they get overcharged they blow. Don't worry Fusion packs aren't the cells that have blown. It's very very rare for this to happen. After i talked to the guy whos cells blew he said that reedy has only know of 5 packs going. 4 of them where from one company and one from another. I would not be worried.

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Old 04-04-2004, 03:18 PM   #4
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Well, I was personally involved with one that blew too. I don't have any of those cells yet, but I did plan on getting some. I don't race enough to always have the latest and greatest, but I do need some new batts.
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Hello guys,
I heard yesterday that the GP 3300 "shorty" cells were recalled. It was something like that the way they made them shorter was to shorten the positive electrode and moved the rubber thing inside. The combination of these makes it easier to overheat the cell and cover the vent holes with the ribber thing inside so that when they overheat later they can't vent and blow.

Has anyone else heard about this? Does it affect only certain lots, or all of them. How can I be sure my batts are safe? I have my 7 year old racing with me--I can't afford to take risks.
I can tell you I haven't heard anything. Apparently there was a manufacturing problem about a month ago, which I was told relates to the cell shrink wrap splitting, not cells exploding. That's sounds pretty dangerous!

If I do hear anything (and I hear all the news relating to these cells) I'll let you know.
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I would not be worried about shrink wrap spiliting. Packs exploding are a far bigger worry. I have seen it happen about 20 feet from me and you don't want it to happen to you.

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