I have two 3cell 5000 lipos, they are both 'dead'. I have the EZ PEAK PLUS 6amp charger. I've read I can charge them for a short amount of time in NiMh mode just for a couple minutes to put a couple volts back in them, then fully charge them in lipo mode?? Has anyone done this, if so...PLEASE HELP!?
I've brought a few packs back from the dead using that method, just be extra careful.
Make sure u watch it. There was a fella on here that burned his living rm up. Couldve been much worse. Use a lipo bag.
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from dead i would not mess with them, if they were like at 2.5v then it might work but dead all the way like 0.00v then they are dead like gone bye bye, need to get new lipos now.
DEU 8:18 ESV
Well I dont know how 'dead' they are. When plugged in the charger, it says low voltage
are these traxxas lipos? use a multi meter to check them.
DEU 8:18 ESV
Yes they are, I will check them this morning.
One has 3 volts,,, the other, none. Now what? Does traxxas have a replacement policy.
Im in the same boat. I aquired 2 from my LHS that someone gave them.. one reading 8.46 volts the other 5v.
Im going to try and charge the 8.46v pack outside on NIMH mode for a few minutes and see what happens.... Im more worried about the battery damaging the charger than anything... if it goes up in flames it will be a good show but please dont damage my beloved charger
Traxxas please sell kits!