Lower Power/ Advice On Where to Start?

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Excaliber129
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Lower Power/ Advice On Where to Start?

Post by Excaliber129 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:32 am

Did a simple upgrade to my shocks only. Nothing done electronically or power wise. Excaliber was running pretty darn good before that. Charge lasted a long time, no noticeable decline is minutes.

However, its low on power. It cuts out like when your battery is about to die, but the battery is at full voltage. Truck was down for a month, not sure if that would kill the 7.2 NimH completely...

Any advice on where to start? Handy but RC's are a bit new to me. :)
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Re: Lower Power/ Advice On Where to Start?

Post by 132NHAF » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:10 pm

Try cycling the battery a couple of times, sometimes that helps. What charger are you using? Some old chargers could false peak and may be causing the issue.
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Re: Lower Power/ Advice On Where to Start?

Post by Excaliber129 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:57 pm

132NHAF wrote:Try cycling the battery a couple of times, sometimes that helps. What charger are you using? Some old chargers could false peak and may be causing the issue.
Team Orion Charger. I bought it at my local hobby shop.

I tested the voltage on the batter with a DMM and it was full charge. Will definitely try cycling the batteries and let you know how that turned out.
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Re: Lower Power/ Advice On Where to Start?

Post by JKRacing37 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:32 am

What batteries (cells specifically) and what state of charge were they stored in?

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