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    Exclamation green stuff on my lipo!?

    Hi
    So a while ago, I upgraded my slash to a lipo. But after maybe 8-15 runs later, it has developed some strange green sand like substance in the connector! I cleaned some of it out but I think it's just come back.
    Does anyone know what this could be?! I'm really worried and can't afford a new lipo.
    Thanks

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    Oxidised I guess.

    Did you run in wet conditions?

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    It's a weird type of corrosion, I've seen Nimh's get it really bad. I can't say I know what it is, but I've seen perfectly normal batteries have this... If any one can explain what it is please do.
    Is owning 27 RC's too many? No way!

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    Post a photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soundmaster View Post
    Oxidised I guess.

    Did you run in wet conditions?
    Yeah, but I dried it out afterwards. Would WD-40 help or would that risk damaging the connector?

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    And i would post a photo but I don't have a decent camera that would pick it up.

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    wd wont hurt anything. Are you leaving your battery plugged into the car when not in use? Corosion shouldnt form there that quickly. Pic would realy help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knall View Post
    wd wont hurt anything. Are you leaving your battery plugged into the car when not in use? Corosion shouldnt form there that quickly. Pic would realy help.
    Yeah, sometimes I leave it in. But the keyword there is "SOMETIMES". I'll see about that photo, I might be able to get one up later tonight

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    Leaving the pack plugged into the ESC for a length of time, say overnight or so and even just one time, WILL most likely damage the battery pack by over-discharging it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakey View Post
    Leaving the pack plugged into the ESC for a length of time, say overnight or so and even just one time, WILL most likely damage the battery pack by over-discharging it.
    Oh god....thanks for telling me!!!

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