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Old Mar 22, 2015, 02:11 PM
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3s lipo balance lead melted

Hi guys,
I have had a little accident. I plugged the balance lead of one of 3s lipo into the 4s plug of the paraboard. This lead and the one from the other battery that was connected (correctly) to the board melted and produced a bit of smoke.
Should I discard or try to fix these 2 batteries?
I will appreciate any help
Thanks in advance
Rod
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 02:16 PM
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You're going to hear "Go ahead and use them" and "I'd toss them".

My vote, toss them.
Every pack I've shorted has gone to pot soon afterwards so why fool around with them, not to mention the question of safety.

Your call....
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 03:57 PM
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I agree with Hoppy. Sure you could initially save a few dollars however, if the battery fails while airborne..........
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 04:46 PM
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Also, take the back off the paraboard and make sure the leads inside are still intact. Usually, if you short the balance leads it also takes out the internal leads. Luckily, they are easily repaired with wire or leads clipped from small resistors.

Don't ask how I know this....

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Old Mar 22, 2015, 04:53 PM
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This would really suck so bad being it involved 2 packs I recently did the same thing basically only I was using multimeter leads testing voltage and crossed up something trying to move to fast it stressed me out so bad I could only imagine 2 packs. I am currently only using it as a surface pack.
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Old Mar 22, 2015, 05:57 PM
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Looks like I am taking them to the recycle center
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