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16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

Old 01-27-2008, 02:46 PM
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Default 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

for the past 2 days or so iv been running my new emaxx on 6cells cause i dont have money for 7 cells and every time i take out the batteries they are hotter then the last time is this a problem
Old 01-27-2008, 02:55 PM
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

It depends on how hot. Up to 150 is ok.
Old 01-27-2008, 02:59 PM
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

i dont have temp gauge but i can tell u it hurt to hold them for more then a few seconds
Old 01-27-2008, 03:01 PM
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i dont have temp gauge but i can tell u it hurt to hold them for more then a few seconds
We all have different pain tolorances. Things can also feel hotter when It's cold outside... You should get a temp gun.
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

ok wich would be cheapest to get

keep in mind i als0 just bought the truck
Old 01-27-2008, 03:05 PM
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ok wich would be cheapest to get
Duratrax flashpoint is the one I have... Works great for me. It's $20 but I'm sure you could find one a little cheaper.
Old 01-27-2008, 03:06 PM
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

thanks
Old 01-27-2008, 03:10 PM
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

keep in mind i als0 just bought the truck
All the more reason to make sure you don't overheat anything!

thanks
No problemo, I really like mine. Was a worthy investment.. Especially when I have a BL system on the line.. [8D]
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It depends on how hot. Up to 150 is ok.
also what happens if they get over 150?
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It depends on how hot. Up to 150 is ok.
also what happens if they get over 150?
That means they are not ok. Over 150 puts your batteries in danger and perhaps the rest of the truck...
Old 01-27-2008, 03:18 PM
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

Ya I also have the flashpoint. Couldnt ask for anything better.
Old 01-27-2008, 03:18 PM
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot


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It depends on how hot. Up to 150 is ok.
also what happens if they get over 150?
they go KAABOOM! LOL i think the solder melts
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

they go KAABOOM! LOL i think the solder melts
I think my soldering iron is much hotter then 150 when it melts the solder... I haven't touched it though.[:'(]
Old 01-27-2008, 03:22 PM
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

o...... ok
Old 01-27-2008, 03:24 PM
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o...... ok
They might be fine if it only happened once. It's just not a good habbit.
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

I haven't touched it though
man your lucky my hands are all scarred up from the soldering gun.(stupid deans connectors)

once your batteries get to hot they begin to loose their punch and if they get hot enough they will pop.
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I haven't touched it though
and if they get hot enough they will pop.
thats where they go KAABOOOM! LOL
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

They are probably closer to 200 then and the problem will be degrading batts (it's already started) Either the truck is using them up too fast for some reason or they are really ge3tting old/junk. Maybe a little of both and if it's the batteries then they should be retired to a slow vehicle, crawler,roto-start, or lightweight stock 1/10 scale car.
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

the batteries are only bout 6 months old and well i do only get 15 min out of them in my emaxx their 2000mAh
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

The stock emaxx pulls lots of amps. If those packs are 2000mah then they arent going to last to long in that truck. You need to get some quality batteries. You will think its a new truck if you do.
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

e-maxx probably should use minimum of 3300's and good quaity cells at that. 15 minutes is great though.
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

You should put them in your other vehicles and get new ones for the maxx. If you dont they will not last too many more runs like that and you will have to buy some new ones anyway.
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

Back when I used to race, my packs would be painfull to hold after a race. In my electric planes, I've melted the wrap off the cells. Some guys take the plastic wrap off and use kapton tape because they know that their setup will melt off the wrap. Nimh are pretty tough and they can handle it. I'm speaking mostly of GP cells though. Never tried any of the budget cells you see today. I wouldn't worry too much about a little heat though.
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

Batteries make all the difference in the world..
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Default RE: 16.8v emaxx batteries getting extremely hot

sry to bring back this thread but more issuses

my batts are having the shrink wrap on them melt what should i do

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