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Old 08-18-2004, 10:29 PM
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I have some 1800 Venoms I got free with my E-Maxx. I just use them for bashing around as spares on the E-Maxx. Last nite, one of them charged, but didnt have any power in it. I hooked it up to my bulb discharger and nothing, no light.

So I hooked it back up to my peak charger, and again charged it. Again, nothing.

I did this once more today and it did make the bulbs go slightly dim on the discharger. I decided to try it on the E-Maxx. After 3min of running, 1 battery was fine, the other one that has been giving me problems was HOT! (E-Maxx uses 2 packs at once)

Any idea what is wrong with this pack and what I can do to fix it?

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Old 08-18-2004, 11:14 PM
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Could sound like you have one or two damaged cells in that pack... Do some of the cells get warm during charge before the others?
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Old 08-18-2004, 11:25 PM
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toss it (and the other one) in the bin and buy some 3300 sticks to replace it. why bother trying to fix a crap pack....
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Old 08-19-2004, 06:34 AM
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Sounds like you have a bad cell or two. It would probably be better to just buy a new pack them to try to repair it.
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Old 08-19-2004, 07:29 AM
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Thats what I thought. They are cheap and I am not worried out replacing them.

I just got into this hobby a little over a month ago. I built a TC3, got a E-Maxx and a Revo.

I am using Ni-Cd packs, 4x1800 and 4x2400 so far. I use the 2400 for the TC3 and the 1800 for the E-Maxx.

After this winter I am gonna buy a better charger and start to buy some good cells. But since I am still learning, the cheap ones are cool.

Thanx for the help guys.
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Old 08-19-2004, 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by Galactik

But since I am still learning, the cheap ones are cool.
that's what I call a smart racer.
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