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    Lipo help

    I have a venom 3s 4000mah lipo, and when I go to plug it into my triton jr charger it goes crazy with an error that says the voltage is to low. What do i doo? Thanks
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    Do you run with an LVC? Hopefully its not toast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_Diculous
    Do you run with an LVC? Hopefully its not toast
    Yeah a VXL
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    there is one thing you can do but be WARNED that this is dangerous and should be done somewhere that nothing can be caught on fire and do this at your own risk.

    Use a charger that can charge in your case a 10cell NIMH. you may be able to use your triton jr in NIMH mode if it lets you. charge the lipo at 3 amps on NIMH mode and watch the voltage of the battery.

    for a 3 cell lipo stop the charge at 10 volts (if it is a 2 cell stop the charge at 6 volts) then put it on a LIPO charger and charge as normal

    this worked for me a few times and nothing has caught on fire or anything but you must stay with the charger... any signs of things goins south unplug and give up on the battery.
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    Im going to call venom and see what they say, if nothing ill do that
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    First thing to do is check the voltage , second is to check each cell.
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    The voltage is around 5.5 volts or so, is that too low? I checked with a voltmeter
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    Yes, it is too low. I guess the charger did it's job. If you're going to do the above procedure then make sure the cells are fairly equal.

    In otherwords if they were all close to 2 volts it may be a much safer procedure than if they were at 2.5 = 2.5 and .5 volts
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    I called Venom and they are going to replace it for me. I guess my luck is turining around. My dog died this morning, i stepped in dog poopie and it got smeared all over my shoe and then my battery desided not to work. Well now my best friend dropped off a card and i got my battery replaced.
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    Dude, I hope the luck keeps going.
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    are they gonna let you keep the bad battery? is so you got nothing to lose and try to revive it
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    Quote Originally Posted by konaman
    are they gonna let you keep the bad battery? is so you got nothing to lose and try to revive it
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    No I have to send it in and when they get it they will send me one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mukai
    Dude, I hope the luck keeps going.
    I ended up breaking the bulks in my emaxx too lol i hope nothing else happens. I started building a trailer though today, i might get some pictures up today or tommorrow when i finish
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmaxx225
    I have a venom 3s 4000mah lipo, and when I go to plug it into my triton jr charger it goes crazy with an error that says the voltage is to low. What do i doo? Thanks
    your batt is toast if you discharge it to much its gone
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