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    traxxas lipo

    does traxxas lipo battery waterproof? my 3000mah nimh battery already dead because of water

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    Traxxas does not claim their LiPos are waterproof.
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    never thought of a battery being waterproof

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    The packs will not be harmed by exposure to fresh water. The damage occurs if the water is left inside and the contacts are allowed to corrode. After getting them wet you want to dry off the pack and shake out as much water as possible, then put the battery into a zip loc bag with enough uncooked white rice to cover the battery. Let it sit overnight at least, maybe even 48 hours. The white rice will absorb any moisture out of the battery, drying it out.

    Salt water will very quickly destroy LiPos and corrode almost any sort of metal connection or hardware. Nasty stuff, just stay away.

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    I'd try to avoid the whole LiPo and water idea.. I've ran a couple packs through some water and it got in the case and destroyed the battery.. Good thing I got the warranty!!

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    Don't think warranty will cover water damage. You could try but warranties cover a manufacturer defect not a consumers accident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double G View Post
    .... You could try but warranties cover a manufacturer defect not a consumers accident.
    Thank you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakey View Post
    Thank you!!!
    No prob.
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    I've soaked my LiPos plenty of times and never had problems caused by the water itself. The issues arose after I didn't take care of the batteries properly, as noted in my post above.

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