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  1. #1
    RC Enthusiast
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    How to know when a nimh battery is goin bad?

    I am just wanting to know the signs of when a nimh battery starts to go bad, and what I should do to prevent it from going bad? I have a onyx 200 ac/dc sport peak charger also my battery is a venom 5000mah, 8.4v nimh battery.

  2. #2
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    Question: How to know when a nimh battery is goin bad?

    Answer: When you purchase a Lipo Battery!

    j/k

    I had a nimh battery go bad. i guess i noticed it when i fully charged it and my truck still only went like 20 mph meaning it had a bad cell in it.

    Not sure on what to do to prevent this. Hopefully someone can chime about this

  3. #3
    RC Competitor
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    You'll start to have less runtime out of it, and it may leak battery acid. That was my experience before I switched to lipo.

  4. #4
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    You'll notice it will not hold a full charge, will not fully charge or it will lose performance. If you notice this and determine its bad make sure get rid of it properly and not use it.

  5. #5
    RC Racer
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    That exact battery will not work for me lol idk if it is my charger becuz i use a radient primal that works fine with my traxxas nimh battery
    God is great, RC is good , and my driving is crazy

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