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  1. #1
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    NiMh 2925X batteries for E-revo VXL

    Hi,

    I have a E-Revo VXL with 2x 2925X batteries (7.2V NiMH 1200MAH)

    I haven't used them for a while and now they seem to be not charging.
    The original charger led is red at the beginning. After a while it starts blinking red.
    Never green.

    So, what might have been the status ?
    Is there a way to recover the batteries ?
    If not, what battery should I get ? (I can't find 2925X on Amazon.com, so maybe an alternative ?)

    But of course, if it is possible, I would like to recover the batteries first.

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    This shows as a "fuse error" on the charger. But the fuse seems normal. And how could it light up if fuse is broken ?

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    RC Champion Acidic01's Avatar
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    If they were not stored properly after a few months to a year they are toast. May be able to trickle charger. But I've never had good luck with nmhi lasting more than a season.

    I would go for some 2s lipos if your charger can handle lipo.

    Longer run time. More speed.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk

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    I've connected the batteries to a 9V adapter directly for 10 seconds. I guess this activated them.
    Now they are being charged on the original charger. Later I will try to power the car.
    fingers crossed.

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    the batteries seem ok for now. however, I'd like to have spare batteries in case current batteries go dead.
    is there an affordable equivalent battery (not original) that fits in 1/16 VXL battery compartments ?
    my charger does not support LiPo, so I prefer to have NiMH
    current batteries are 1200mah NiMH

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    RC Champion grizzly03's Avatar
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    Can't help much with finding NiMh batteries, but here is the compartment size if it helps.

    Battery Tray Dimensions: 89 mm x 35.5 mm x 20 mm

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