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Old 10-06-2008, 06:21 PM
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Hi, I have a 5,000hv 4s lipo battery, that went dead without any warning. It was running fine in my Emaxx, battery temp was 85degrees. I then received a phone call so i turned the truck off, unplugged the battery (only about half charged) and took the call. about 20 mins later i plugged the battery back into the ESC and there was nothing. I put the battery to my 610 duo and the screen said something like "battery failure", i forgot exacly. The battery is less than a month old, how could it just go dead? any warranty?
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:07 PM
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Standard warranty is 30 days starting from the day you got the pack. What connector are you using on the main leads? Also you can double check the battery with a volt meter. This will also help to determine if it's a connector issue.

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Old 05-18-2009, 08:44 AM
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that's the probelm with li-po batterys,they just take a dump and your stuck with buying another battery. there is no life to these li-po's. thats why most people are going with the A 123 cells, they are expensive too, but weigh more and need a different charger, but last longer. maybe three to four longer than li-po's. iv'e gone through the same thing myself. to make them last longer.........charge them at a lower rate ,like 1/2 amp less also don't run the cells down past the recommened voltage ever............say 3.3 volts per cell. ......RON
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:09 AM
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Li-po's have a great life span if you tak care of them properly. I have packs that are charged at 1C anf 2C all of the time and are well over 2 yrs old. I would suggest you take a read here: http://www.maxamps.com/lipo-care.php who's know's you might be missing something in the way you care for your packs. On a side note please don't post recommendations in our section. Please leave that up to us so that our customers get the most up to date info possible.

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