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Old 09-08-2019, 12:47 PM
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Is a MyLaps transponder waterproof??

MyLaps notes that the wires are nitro resistant... but does not mention anything about the unit being waterproof.

as in... can I spray it with the new simple green foaming cleaner and not kill it?
It looks to be a sealed unit.
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I want to say yes. But can’t find anything that directly says it. I know I’ve seen wet racing from Europe. But don’t know what transponders used.

You could email customer service. I got a response in a day or two when I emailed them
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Because there is also no way to open them there is no spot where water comes in. We all run our cars in the rain and no issues with water.
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:41 PM
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They are not water proof as H2O can get in where 2 wires go into shell if you seal small slot in shell you might get away with a little water but you will never submerge 1 and have it work. just like the my laps house transponders
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You said simple green foam. Chemical resistance is different for water, chemicals and each type of plastic. A plastic may not be affected by acetone but would be affected by petrochemical as an example. There are allot of plastics. If you are looking to be careful then put a little simple green on the transponder and let it sit for a couple days. If it swells up then find something different.
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The hole for the cable may be open with some and compleetly sealed with others, the PCB inside is always sealed in.
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Went ahead and did a light spray with the simple green foam and then used air to blow it off...... plugged in a battery and get a blinking light in the transponder... so assuming it is functioning ok. Will know for sure this Sat night.

Really impressed with the simple green foaming product. It does clean up the car nicely. And very simple to use.
Note i did not spray on any of the other electronics (motor, esc, receiver, or servo).
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Transponder worked without a flaw last night
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