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Discussion in 'ESC's, Wiring & Batteries' started by Redcat Ben, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Redcat Ben

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    I have a redcat terremoto and it is having some electronic issues looking for help.
    I put fully charged batteries in it and it runs fine but then after id say 15 minutes it starts acting really weird. It seems that it is low voltage cut offing even though if it sits for a few seconds then it is good and still runs at full power and it slowly gets worse where it has to sit longer or sometimes turn it off and on again. IDK if it's because it got wet or if something is off with something lol
     
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    probably low voltage cut off doing its job. when it sits the battery voltage comes back up a bit. then drops again when you go. 15mins is a long time in rc land. stop and charge your battery when it starts doing it. or you are going to destroy your battery.
     
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    Yeah, The lvc comes on when the battery voltage gets low... If you try to get around the lvc it will burn up the battery... 15mins is pretty good run time... If you're looking for longer run time you may consider looking into getting a larger battery
     
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    my truck used to get like 25 minute run times though, thats why it seems weird. And it used to go to it was truly dead before it would lvc on me
     
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    also how should i store my lipos, i know all the way dead and not fully charged but like always on a storage charge or like half drained? Probs sounds pretty dumb but im still a noob
     
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    First off, if your battery is doing that I would advise looking into another battery. That usually means that the battery is starting to go bad.
    Drain the battery, then put it for a storage charge. Once you have done this, I would strongly recommend storing it in a metal container
     
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    k thanks bro, should prob drain my one battery then. also how long do lipos really last?
     
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    Depends... Sometimes they last for years, sometimes they last a few months... All depends and the brand, and how well you take care of the battery
     
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    well ive used the same batteries for like 2 years now so
     
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    then its definitely time for a new one. lol
     
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    ya well i have 2 others that I had as spares and never used so i guess gonna have to break those out now
     

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