Turnigy 5000 mAh 3S Lipo Testing & Repair Questions | DOA from HobbyKing

Photos of Solder/Tabs here: picasaweb.google.com It appears (by testing the balance leads) that the cells are ok. Appart from being low in voltage (2 cells under 3Volts, fault of HobbyKing) the solder connections to the cell tabs seem to be in good shape. I need help figuring out if its worth trying to repair this new pack (unsoldering, etc). I have done some soldering for battery connectors and such, but this is much more dangerous and has to be done very carefully. Yes, Im shook. ======================================= This is the second Turnigy (out of 3) that has arrived from HobbyKing with cells that cannot be read on my Hyperion charger. Could be bad luck, but I am reading a lot of negative comments about this brand online. It’s a gamble: pay half what you would normally pay from “reputable” manufacturers and risk getting a bad battery. You cannot rely on the warranty they give you as their customer service is hard to reach, specially by phone. If you have the luck of receiving a credit on a purchase you will not get any credit on shipping, like it happened to me after I returned the first bad battery and received another bad battery! Those shipping costs I paid are not refunded and when you receive a refund for the product, they credit your HobbyKing account, not your credit card. Sneaky. If you think that buying from their “US Warehouse” will save you a lot of trouble in terms of warranty and returns, forget it, you have to do warranty returns to Korea. This is

7 Responses to “Turnigy 5000 mAh 3S Lipo Testing & Repair Questions | DOA from HobbyKing”

  • dorkxd2:

    It takes a while for cell 2 to show up on my venom 3s 11 .1 it will

  • cripin2021:

    @605manuel yeah but you gotta cut a slit in the sidewall of the battery tray for the wires to stick out

  • 1521joe:

    did you fix that cell that only get to 4.10v ?
    you said in your comment that the other cells get to 4.20v while 1 of the cells only gets to 4.10v.
    plz let me know how you managed this situation.
    sincer thanks

  • 605manuel:

    hi can i use this battery on a traxxas slash 4×4

  • Unsta:

    I can’t get that cell any higher than 4.10v while the other’s go to 4.20v on balance.

    Just curious if yours stayed usable or not, I’ll check mine in the morning to see if that cell actually held any of it’s charge or not.

  • Unsta:

    “believe it or not, the cells were so low that the charger was not seeing them for whatever reason. After a few hours of trickle charging them they are BACK! ”

    So I got 2 x turnigy 2200mah for a Blade 400 from HK last week, just got around to putting EC3 connectors on them to find one of them only reads ~8v. Did the same thing you did that I found elsewhere with trickling some charge in via NiMH program, and now it’s got some voltage.

  • BisMaxx:

    NEW UPDATE! (See Video Description)

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