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Old 04-07-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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I had a lipo that would not balance and I was told to charge it on nicd to bring up the voltage. Well I did that and I fell asleep and woke up to it beeping. It was swollen so I took it outside and that is where its sitting now. its been maybe 10 minutes. What should I do and is this battery toast?
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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I would chaulk it up as a loss. Fill up a coffee can with water, dump about a cup of salt in it and throw the battery in there. Let it sit for about 2 days and throw it away.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
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I wouldn't use it again. Sounds like it was bad even before you charged it anyway.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:48 PM   #4
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Discharge the battery with a resistor, or a light bulb outside before throwing it in the bucket of salt water. You want the voltage as low as possible.

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Old 04-07-2011, 10:13 PM   #5
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what does throwing it in water and salt do? is there any saving the battery?
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:56 PM   #6
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The salt water helps to neutralize the lithium reaction and no the battery is TOAST.
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