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Old 01-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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old friend is getting back into rc.. his batteries are about8 to 12 years old. been in storage a long time..years and years.. i told him to sell of what he has and by some new lipos from hobbypartz.com. he has a scx 10, vxl stamped and a tamiya cc 01 in the mail..

so is it worth it? i didnt think there would be a way to bring them back after all this time thanks
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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he'd be best off just starting in with fresh lipos. I dont think the battries would hold a charge.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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thats what i was thinking thanks
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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I would cycle them and see what numbers come up.

Likely they are bad, but who knows.

I would cycle them ASSUMING they will burst into flames, so do it somewhere you don't really worrk about a fire.

Only charge @ 1C.
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thanks
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:54 AM   #6
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I've actually had better results bringing batteries (circa late 80's- early 90's) back from the dead than I've had with a number of newer ones. That said, it's a lot of work and offers limited rewards. +1 on the 'go new' votes.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #7
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lipo's can be had cheap enough I wouldnt even bother wasting time tying to bring them back.
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