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    RC Qualifier Amistry20's Avatar
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    Has this happened to you before?

    My balance connectors just randomly came off!?

    I don't ever pull the wires from the base, I pull them from the plastic part that goes around the balance port.


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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Greatscott's Avatar
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    As soon as I saw the title of this thread I knew you were talking about a Gens Ace pack.

    Yes, I have had to repair two of my Gens Ace balance ports. I had one other Gens Ace pack that had the balance port wires break inside the case, and another where the positive main lead broke inside the case.
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    Looks like a super small wire gauge. I have not had that happen on my packs, but you should be able to carefully repair it.

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    RC Qualifier Amistry20's Avatar
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    Has this happened to you before?

    Thanks for the replies. I was getting worried that this 2s pack that had cost me $90 AUD (yes, RC stuff is that expensive here in Australia) was going to waste.
    I'll probably get my LHS to do the soldering as I am not the most experienced at soldering
    Do gens ace lipos have a reputation for this?
    Cheers!


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    Ive had it happen on my SMC batts but that was when I first got into lipos and I was pretty hard on them. Mine came off where it attaches to the plates in between each cell. So I actually crack mine open and soldered back to the actual cell plates.

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    RC Qualifier Amistry20's Avatar
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    Thank God the plate didn't come off.
    I will also have to crack open the case as the wire connects right to the board.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amistry20 View Post
    Thank God the plate didn't come off.
    I will also have to crack open the case as the wire connects right to the board.
    Yeah especially because SMC coupling plates are crimp soldered(at least older versions were) so trying to solder a small plate together so close to cells is kinda freaky. I have to admit I was a little freaked out putting heat to plate touching the top of the cells and going down inside cell wrapping just for a second to reconnect balance lead wire. But I trusted my soldering abilities and eventually made a couple of new batts by combining battery cell(s) that were still good out of batts that a cell or two went bad in. A 2s and a 3s. They eventually died too though, so I learned its not really worth it for the little bit of extra life remaining out of good cells left in bad batts.

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