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    Swelling of my TRAXXAS battery

    I have a traxxas lipo guys. No need to assume.

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    Has it swelled a little bit?, Has it swelled that much it's borderline on the puffed side?, pics speak 1000 words. It's difficult to get the correct help with such little info.
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    Then let's see a picture so we can help you better. Until then, please stop making threads about something about which you SHOULD be talking to the manufacturer's Technical Support / Customer Service.
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    How do I upload photos?

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    in the ally there is a thread near the top for a picture tutorial on how to post pictures to the site.
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    First, the picture needs to be uploaded to a web host; like photobucket, flicker, or even a locked folder on facebook (like I do). Then after it is uploaded; you view the picture online, right click, and select "copy image location". At this point you come back to the forum and select the third icon from the right; the one that says "image" when you hover over it, and paste your image location into the box in the popup, then click "ok". Then the picture will be shown like this:



    More information:
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...sting-Tutorial
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Kudos Jimmie, That should be added to the sticky.
    Guide books aren't part of the packaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trax de max View Post
    Kudos Jimmie, That should be added to the sticky.

    For the above example, I'd click on "IMG code" for the photo I wanted, right-click on "Copy" (Photobucket used to do that automatically) and then "Paste" (via right-click or Ctrl-V) it into my post. No need to go all iconny.
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    Ah i never tried that way. haven't had much to pics to post lately unless somebody likes to see a pic of a pl8 and mpa, or the replacement 3mm M3 screws for the dace bulkhead.
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    It's pretty easy to post pics once you get the hang of it. Traxxas makes it MUCH easier to post than other forums.
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    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=23jssxg&s=6

    Here is the pic. Tell me what you think please

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD 3592 View Post
    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=23jssxg&s=6

    Here is the pic. Tell me what you think please
    I would get that out of my house. Not kidding.

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    Not good. A little soft is one thing, but that's a bulge. I'd ditch.
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    get that bucket i told you about right now and get rid of that thing or run for your life haha J/K. No its gone buddy no saving that lipo at all. traxxas most times will no cover that unless you bought it and when opened the box it was swollen like that but that is rare as lhs or places check them atleast i think they should since it can burn down their place as well.
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    Put it out in the back yard or driveway, please don't keep it inside your house. I know it's likely not going to go nuclear, but what if? Be cautious.

    Sent from a Galaxy S3, far....far away.

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    Throw it in the back yard.
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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    Is there anyway I can get a replacement one? Or do I just have to go buy one?

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    You can call Traxxas... but I highly doubt they will replace it.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Who do you think should pay to replace a damaged battery bought used? Puffing is not covered by warranty since it is evidence of pack abuse, whether intentional or accidental. Also, Traxxas warranties other than the Lifetime ones are not extended to second owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD 3592 View Post
    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=23jssxg&s=6

    Here is the pic. Tell me what you think please
    This is why it's best to post a pic, Not for proof, but because a tiny little bit of swelling is normally ok. But that is way beyond the images in peoples heads was about the original question.
    Listen to the above advice dude, they just might of saved your house burning down.
    Guide books aren't part of the packaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Who do you think should pay to replace a damaged battery bought used? Puffing is not covered by warranty since it is evidence of pack abuse, whether intentional or accidental. Also, Traxxas warranties other than the Lifetime ones are not extended to second owners.
    Not Traxxas related: I don't know that that is always true. I have a pack that was charged about 10 times, always balance charged, always returned to storage voltage and not punctured, scratched or otherwise marked/damaged. It puffed while in storage during the week (use is on weekends) and I pinned out the balance wires and find cell one at 0 volts and cell two at 3.75. I couldn't have done anything better.

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    I'm gonna get rid of the pack lol. I'm going to call traxxas, worste they can say is no right? I got the battery when I bought my xo1 so I have a pack that's the same to it. I don't think there's any swelling on it that I can see. I will look at it thoroughly tonight. What caused my battery to swell?

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    The idea of doing something dangerous is not allowed here. Don't give anyone ideas where they can harm themselves and/or property.

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