Greetings from Oz,(downunder)
I bought 2 Emax's (3906) before the kids were born( 12 years ago).. the kids found them in the garage and started playing with them (the old batterys lasted 5mins) so i decied to buy another R/C( i have 3 kids) which was the traxxxas slash 4x4 ultimate with the Traxxas EZ Peak Plus charger..
I have just recieved the package, plugged the NiMH battery which came with the car only to find a grinding sound comming from the fan in the charger.
I'm a little disapointed.
What are my options?
( if i send back its going to cost half of what i paid for the charger, and i wont be able to use the Slash)
Mine does the same thing, has since day one, over 6 months ago when they first came out. Never a problem working though. I have to use it constantly to keep my lipos and my son's going. I'm looking to upgrade to one that can do them a little faster, just haven't decided what to do. I just ignore it and go on. Does it just make the noise for the first 20 seconds or so? That's what mine does and then sounds fine.
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I just bought the EZ Peak Plus at my LHS. Was disappointed to find the fan bearing was 'chattering' from the beginning. Took it back & showed it to them. They exchanged it, no questions. Brought the 2nd one home and by its third use, is doing the same. Sad to see Traxxas product quality control this bad. Especially when the difference between a 'cheap' fan and a 'good' fan is maybe a few cents...on an item that the LHS sells for $100.
While it may not be a problem now, eventually the tolerances get bigger, and the chattering will eventually not go away. This means the fan doesn't spin as fast as it should and it will not keep things 'cool enough' and lead to premature failure. Given the cost of the charger, defective out of the box on multiple units really has me questioning anything Traxxas.
Yep, bought one new. Used it once without problem. Starting with the second use, the fan starts up noisy, and now it happens every use. After a few seconds, the grinding goes away. Annoying.
thing I did while it was open was to drill a hole in the center of
the case where it draws air through so I could oil the shaft without
taking it apart again. Make sure to reinstall it so the the bushing faces
out in order to oil it.
Okay, thank you.
Got it open last night and put 1 drop of bearing oil in the fan, it's running great now!
I bought mine brand new and it's the same as everyone else's here. Pretty sad but that's the typical traxxas bearings for you. Just keep it lubed up and clear of dust and cigarette smoke and you will be fine. The fan will burn out eventually but is easily replaced.
Same thing happened with my EZ Peak Dual charger I bought about 6 weeks ago. I used it about 15-20 times and yesterday the fan got really loud and stopped working. It looks brand new and it's in a clean environment at my house which it never left. I want to open it and oil the fan but I don't want to loose the warranty since it's only 6 weeks old. I called Traxxas, they said they will replace it, but I'm guessing the same thing is just going to happen with the new fan. Also, I have to pay to ship it back. Not sure what to do, charger still works, but I don't want the charger to overheat and cause a dangerous situation in my house, especially with my kids here. Fan not working at all, so I don't even know if oiling it at this point would even help. If anybody has any ideas, please let me know. Thanks so much!