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SV27 - Batteries after dunk

Old 08-04-2007, 08:28 PM
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Default SV27 - Batteries after dunk

So on my 2nd run ever, I manage to put the SV27 into a spectacular on-water crash. The hatch goes flying, and the stern fills with water and sinks. Thank goodness for the foam in the bow! Needless to say, the boat now has a lot more foam in it, and the hatch is well-taped.

Anyhow, this put the batteries into a completely submerged condition for about 5 minutes until I could rescue the boat. Batteries are Duratrax 3800's with Deans. They were shrink-wrapped, but I couldn't get the residual water out of the shrink after about 1 day in front of a fan. So I cut off the shrink-wrap to completely dry the packs.


(1) Did dunking the batteries harm them in any way?

(2) Now that the shrink-wrap is off, I'm finding the bottom of the packs wet after a run due to water entry in the interior (still hunting down the water leak). There's not much water in there, but the Velcro seems to suck up and retain the water. Will this water hurt the packs?
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:02 PM
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Default RE: SV27 - Batteries after dunk

You did the right thing by cutting off the shrink, it makes drying them out a lot easier. Just dry them out and they should be just fine.

You didn't mention if you run in fresh or salt water. Salt water can and will rust out anything it can! If you run in salt water I would spray the packs down with some electrical cleaner (or r/c motor spray) and that should help with corrosion. If you run in fresh water just dry them off. Mine don't have any rust and have never had any problems out of them. And they've been wet a lot
Old 08-05-2007, 02:59 PM
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They should be fine.... I've found that having one of those air duster cans around makes for quick drying of the batteries... My SV27 spends alot of time upside down....

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