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    Dropped a lipo battery, is it still good?

    I dropped a lipo traxxas battery and it scored the outer black wrap about the size of less than a pea. Is this battery still safe to use? Its a brand new traxxas 5000 3s battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bcmgunner View Post
    I dropped a lipo traxxas battery and it scored the outer black wrap about the size of less than a pea. Is this battery still safe to use? Its a brand new traxxas 5000 3s battery.
    Got a pic? If battery dented of poked a
    a hole may not be good.

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    It should be safe to use, as long as the lithium sheath is not punctured. I would cover the damage with some more electrical tape just to be safe.

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    I already sealed it with liquid tape so no pics but I do not think it punctured. I did run it just now and it runs fine..

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    ..ok I thought it might be good to let you guys take a look. I peeled back the liquid tape. I can see a little bit of white material and what appears to be copper near the top of the pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bcmgunner View Post
    ..ok I thought it might be good to let you guys take a look. I peeled back the liquid tape. I can see a little bit of white material and what appears to be copper near the top of the pack.

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    To me it just looks like it affected the covering only. I want to say the yellow you are seeing is non conductive tape. Forget the name of it... I'd just liquid tape it back up and have fun... But do keep a eye on it while charging and make sure in lipo safe bag.



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    Thanks will do!

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    Yep, no problems, have ran the packs 4 times sinc

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