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Old 04-06-2004, 06:30 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 04-06-2004, 06:34 PM   #2
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It shouldnt hurt anything to try them. As long as they didnt vent when they were shorted they might be ok yet.
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how i know if the vented? they didnt smell but the shrink wrap around the assembely did melt and tear a little
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:09 PM   #4
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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.
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ohh...i sprayed electronic cleaner on em to cool em and it made a hissing sound but im not sure if it was batts alone or the cleaner evaporating for the heat LOL
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ohh...i sprayed electronic cleaner on em to cool em and it made a hissing sound but im not sure if it was batts alone or the cleaner evaporating for the heat LOL
wow, electronic cleaner to cool them?
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yep worked real good too!
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Old 04-07-2004, 12:01 PM   #8
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If you melted the casing, chances are it's probably toast. Get another pack or you might chance of a run away nitro which is not cool and I don't want that to happen to you.
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Old 04-07-2004, 12:22 PM   #9
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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
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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.
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Old 04-07-2004, 01:46 PM   #11
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they were tied down!! thats how i dont see why they come loose...the zip ties where still there but broke so i dont know what happen
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Replace the battery. Runaway Nitro cars are not fun.
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