Traxxas batteries are renowned for their strength and long lifespan, but they can be challenging to charge – especially LiPo batteries which may become damaged if over discharged.
To avoid this issue, always use a balance charger when charging your batteries. This will guarantee that each cell receives the same voltage charge, helping extend their lifespan.
Check the Connections
When your Traxxas battery stops charging, the first step to take is inspect the connections. This can be an efficient and rapid way to identify what’s wrong with your battery.
Your battery is one of the most essential parts of your RC car, so it’s essential that it remains in top condition. Neglecting to maintain it properly could have serious repercussions for yourself and anyone around you if things go awry.
NiMH batteries are relatively straightforward to manage, but LiPo batteries require extra caution as they are much more sensitive to overdischarge or improper storage, and can lead to serious damage if not taken care of correctly.
LiPo batteries typically have a shorter lifespan than NiMHs, as they must be constantly recharged. Furthermore, LiPo batteries tend to be more fire-prone than NiMHs, so it is essential to store them in an airtight container and use them with care.
When charging a battery, always opt for the lowest voltage possible. Doing so can help extend its life and guarantee it lasts as long as possible.
Make sure you use the correct charger for your battery. If it is different than what came with your Traxxas battery, it may not be compatible and won’t charge properly.
If you have a Traxxas iD Power Cell LiPo battery, it is recommended to use a high-current charger like the TRA2970. This charger has been specifically designed for these types of batteries and will not cause any harm to the battery.
Another advantage of a high-current connector is that it can identify the battery you are charging and customize its charge accordingly. This eliminates any confusion and keeps your battery safely charged. Having such a feature makes charging much simpler.
Check the Battery
The battery is an essential element of your Traxxas vehicle, and if you aren’t taking good care of it, serious problems could arise. A battery that doesn’t charge correctly can cause numerous issues from power loss to complete failure.
Batteries can be expensive to replace, so it’s essential that you take the time to ensure yours functions optimally. Conducting a quick check of your Traxxas battery before each use can ensure it is delivering maximum power to run at maximum capacity.
It is essential to remember that batteries are not all created equal. They each have their own specifications, such as capacity and voltage. Selecting the correct battery type is key in getting optimal performance out of your Traxxas vehicle.
LiPo and NiMH batteries each have their own distinct needs, so make sure you select the correct one for your vehicle before charging it. LiPos, in particular, require a low voltage cut-out that must be enabled on your electronic speed control (ESC) in order to prevent overcharging of the battery.
When planning your Traxxas battery charging schedule, one factor to take into account is how long it takes for the batteries to reach full capacity. Batteries with larger capacities require more time than those with lower capacities.
Finally, make sure your charger is compatible with the batteries you are using. If it wasn’t designed to work with Traxxas batteries, that could have been the source of your issue.
If you’re not sure, reach out to the manufacturer of your battery to see if they can assist. They should be able to send a replacement or provide advice on how best to charge it.
Finally, it’s essential to keep your batteries clean and dry. Over time, they may accumulate fluid that causes corrosion which negatively impacts their performance; ultimately, this indicates they need replacing.
Check the Charger
If your Traxxas battery isn’t charging properly, one of the first things to check is its charger. There may be multiple reasons why a battery may not charge properly, but an unreliable charger could be one of them.
Traxxas LiPo batteries typically last around 300 charge cycles, so it’s essential to take good care of them and keep them functioning optimally. The best way to guarantee long-lasting batteries is by following the maintenance guidelines outlined in your owner’s manual.
First, ensure your charger provides an appropriate charge rate and voltage output. Most lithium batteries will reach their maximum voltage capacity after about 3.7V per cell, so set your output to that level.
Next, attempt rebalancing the battery. Depending on which Traxxas battery model you own, you may notice additional wires running up along both positive and negative connectors; these are known as balance leads that help the charger maintain an even voltage across each cell within the battery.
Once the battery is balanced, try charging it again. If the problem persists, then it could be that your charger needs replacing and should be tested again before charging a second time.
You might also want to check the voltage of a dead battery’s cells using a digital voltage meter. If each cell displays lower voltage than others, then it appears that your dead battery may have a defective cell.
Another potential problem could be a broken fuse in your battery. Fuses can blow due to age or an accidental shot, and preventing power from reaching its cells may prevent charging and ultimately cause failure.
It’s essential to store your batteries correctly. Both NiMH and LiPo batteries should always be kept fully charged; leaving them discharged for extended periods can reduce performance, lead to over-discharging – which poses a serious safety hazard that could damage the battery pack – so always store them inside a fire-retardant or fireproof container when not in use.
Check the Wiring
When your Traxxas battery isn’t charging properly, it could be due to an issue with either the battery, charger or connections. To identify what’s causing the issue and find a resolution, it’s essential that you understand what’s going on and how best to address it.
First and foremost, inspect the wiring on both batteries and chargers for defects. Faulty wiring can result in an inability to charge, due to frayed wires, loose leads or an issue within the circuit.
Another possible explanation for why your battery may not be charging is because it has reached its age limit and no longer holds charge. This is an extremely common cause of batteries to stop working, and can usually be rectified by purchasing a new one.
Your vehicle’s performance won’t be adversely affected and you could save money in the long run. Nonetheless, make sure to inspect your batteries after each use and dispose of them securely.
LiPo batteries have a finite lifespan, so they must be replaced when their use-by date approaches. Additionally, make sure your battery is charged regularly in order to prevent overdischarge.
When storing batteries, it is essential to do so in a cool and dry location. Doing this helps avoid them being overcharged or discharged and will extend their lifespan.
Your remote controlled car’s battery is its lifeblood, so it should be treated with respect. This includes inspecting and cleaning the battery after each use to check for signs of damage such as frayed wires or missing insulation.
Batteries are classified by their C-Rating, or current capacity. For instance, a 1000mah LiPo battery has a 1C rating, meaning it can charge or discharge at 1 amp for 60 minutes.
A 0.5C battery can charge or discharge at a rate of 0.5amps for 120 minutes, while a 2C battery has the capacity to do the same in 30 minutes.