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  • Bonehead battery issue

    A couple weeks ago, as I was headed out to the field, I made a bonehead mistake. I packed up all my batteries, for the day, into my ammo box. Upon latching said box, I pinched the balancing port wires of one in the lid. Causing sparking, some smoking, and a hot battery. I got an extension, cut it in half, and spliced the new end on. I was sure to keep the wires in line when splicing. Although when I plugged it into the charger I just get a message that my cell count is too high.. or something along those lines. My charger will allow me to charge without the balance plug (quick charge), but when I tried that it just charges until the 1st cell reaches 420 while the lowest cell shows 413. Then a mixed level, in between those, two among the other cells.

    So my question to any and all is; Is the battery safe to use on a quick charge not balanced, or should I just continue to kick myself in the arse and let it go?
    EFlite: P-51 1.5: BettyLou, CZ Cub: Cubzie, PT-17: Woodstock, P-51 1.2: JuneBug,
    mPd: Commander, Cherokee: Outacite

  • #2
    Please LET IT GO It's not worth the risk of burning down the joint or something along those lines
    Warbird Charlie
    HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: OV-10, Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U & F7F, FOX glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3; LX PBJ-1 EFL CZ T-28, C-150

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    • #3
      Agree you should toss it. It’s a disaster waiting to go off. It will most likely cost you way more when it totally fails then just replacing it.

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      • #4
        Be safe
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        • #5
          Thanks guys... it's toast and my arse is really bruised. Only had a good 5-6 cycles on that one...
          EFlite: P-51 1.5: BettyLou, CZ Cub: Cubzie, PT-17: Woodstock, P-51 1.2: JuneBug,
          mPd: Commander, Cherokee: Outacite

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