I know when my grandson calls or texts me it means he has accomplished something either very cool with his Slash or he broke something
I can fix broken things I told him easily but I can't fix what I can't figure out in electronics so I ask for help/suggestions and if this is in the wrong forum please move it.
VXL-3s with Velineon motor. Venom 2s 8.4v Lipo's. His charger is a Dynamite model mine is a new Traxxas EZ Peak Plus. He had one battery that would not take a charge so I told him to bring me both his batteries. Battery #1 showed a cell at 1.49v other I think at 3.46 or so. Would not charge for me either. Moved on to Battery #2 and fully charged it on Balance Lipo setting and off he went. Yes Green Light on VXL for low voltage protection was active and he ran the battery. Now he calls me to say it won't go in charge mode on his charger?
So, is it just dumb luck that two used batteries have gone bad or is it more likely the ESC is allowing the batteries to discharge too far before cut off?? Would cold weather 27ish have any effect on it? I don't want to buy new batteries to find out the ESC is going to harm them. At what point will the charger not detect or begins to charge a cell??