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Old 07-16-2005, 03:00 PM
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I let my 3 cell 1500 lipo (kokam) sit in my basement for 6 months,. It was fully charged at the time. I tried charging it last night with a triton charger BUT no matter what setting I use on the triton; I get tis message accompanied by a beep. "Battery V. too low". What is wrong?
Old 07-16-2005, 03:29 PM
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I let my 3 cell 1500 lipo (kokam) sit in my basement for 6 months,. It was fully charged at the time. I tried charging it last night with a triton charger BUT no matter what setting I use on the triton; I get tis message accompanied by a beep. "Battery V. too low". What is wrong?
Try setting your Triton to 2 cells and see if that works. The voltage should start coming up when it reaches 9 volts STOP and reset to 3 cells and continue charging.

Then maybe it just decided to give up flying.

If you have a voltmeter did you try measuring the voltage first to see what it was? If it was below 7.5 it has probably bought the farm - as in DEAD!
Old 07-16-2005, 03:36 PM
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Hey red thanks for the tip but I have two more things that trouble me, first why would a 50 dollar battery pack die so effortlessly, THATS 50 DOLLARS down the drain man! and two my batter pack has just swollen up right b4 you replied. Thanks again.
Old 07-16-2005, 04:38 PM
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DO NOT CONTINUE TO USE OR CHARGE THEM! WARNING WARNING!!

They could explode in a fireball, and if you're next to it at the time- Mr Crispy!
Old 07-16-2005, 04:49 PM
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THNX mad wax I will discard as appropriate.
Old 07-16-2005, 04:57 PM
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Download this to confirm expanding poly batteries is a big warning sign...

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~gdod...lipofire_1.wmv

[X(] One of brothers friends managed to spot that his lithium-poly battery was in the process of expanding, luckily didn't leave the house unattended whilst charging.

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