Typical charge after use, then plugged the battery in, power up the handheld then press the onboard controller power-up switch...all kinds of blue and red led's start flickering under the waterproof cover, then sizzle and smoke comes out of the 3XL-3S unit. ***?
I hate to tell you but it's fried.
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You are going to have to get a new one, it happens to everyone at some point.
Slash 4x4, Rusty VXL(project), Slash 2wd(project).
Traxxas says water proof,but sooner or later as stated above it has to happen.
As a rule I would say 3s kills,but sounds like it would have happened on any battery and the extra voltage had nothing to do with it.
If it was in fact water,as I said Traxxas says water proof,so they should stand behind it if it's not that old.
Built Ford Tuff With Chevy Stuff.
Make sure you send it into Traxxas. It will be worlds cheaper to send it in there for $60 than buying a new unit for retail. My ESC did the same exact thing once, got a replacement within the week.
Summit 1/16 VXL