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  1. #1
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    battery burned up first time used

    I got a rustler vxl and the battery it come with burned up the first time i used it.The plactic wrap around the cells was melted and the paper around each cell had shrivled up.

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    Call traxxas, they will replace it
    Bash hard
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    Wow thats really weird...was the motor or esc hot also after that run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron jinks View Post
    I got a rustler vxl and the battery it come with burned up the first time i used it.The plactic wrap around the cells was melted and the paper around each cell had shrivled up.
    Wondering if you did end up contacting Traxxas and what the outcome was?

    I have seen very high temps with the battery that came with my Rustler VXL after only a couple of runs. The sticker is getting all wrinkly and the battery has hit 180f. I will not use it anymore and switch to LiPo.

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    You may not get a response. The OP has not been on the forums since 03-02-2012 07:59 PM.
    And this thread is almost a year old.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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