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    Lipo Noob in Need of Assistance

    Hello people i recently received two new traxxas 2s lipos for my mini summit. The charger i ordered hadn't
    arrived yet and i decided to make sure they fit in the truck. When putting one in i noticed that as i closed
    the door the battery made a popping sound from inside the battery. Is this a normal thing with lipos or
    is there something wrong with it?

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    are you sure it wasnt the door hinges or what ever there called on the top snapping into place. never heard of a battery making noise, that would make me cautious of the battery.

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    I'm positive it was the battery.

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    Would you say its safe to charge? Should i get a lipo safe bag just incase?

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    It is not normal for a battery to make any noise.
    Without being there, I cannot say if the battery is safe or not.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Can i send a picture of the battery or something xD i dont know what to do. Will traxxas replace it?

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    You would have to talk to Traxxas about replacement.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    At first mine would spark when i would connect both plugs
    Drive it like you stole it!

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    mine spark too when conncting, I think thats normal, did you connect them?

    maybe shorting? I have seen lipos that seem to short accorss the connectors at the battery point terminals.. maybe thats it?

    type this into youtube and have a look, tell us if this is how it sounded adn maybe this could be the issue your having?

    youtube "Lipo snap crackle pop"

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    Yep thats the sound it makes i hadn't connected anything though. It makes the crackling whenever you put the slightest
    pressure on the battery, like putting it into the battery tray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevoDeano View Post
    mine spark too when conncting, I think thats normal, did you connect them?

    maybe shorting? I have seen lipos that seem to short accorss the connectors at the battery point terminals.. maybe thats it?

    type this into youtube and have a look, tell us if this is how it sounded adn maybe this could be the issue your having?

    youtube "Lipo snap crackle pop"
    Yea they sparked when connecting but it only did that on my first 4 runs
    Drive it like you stole it!

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    Hmmmmm It doesn't do it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambrose567 View Post
    Hmmmmm It doesn't do it anymore.
    That's good...I would call the manufacturer and ask their advice but if you are gonna use it I would keep a very close eye on it....

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    Got it replaced

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    Glad you got it replaced and YES you should use a lipo charge bag. Better safe than sorry if that battery fails while charging.
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