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Old 02-23-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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When i plug the one battery into my Traxxas Summit it sparks, do you have any idea's why and how to stop it?
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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Re: Battery Spark

Sounds like something is not grounded out proper of which is causing it to arc. Also are you using the proper battery with the correct voltage in relation of your ESC? depending on the age of the battery it could be the battery connectors that needs to be replaced of which could be causing the problem as I already stated above.
Also make sure your power switch is off on your truck when plugging your battery in. It also just ocurred to me that their maybe a circuitry problem with your power switch too of which is not grounding anything out if you have the switch to off when plugging in the battery and it still sparks. I think if it was me I would check that that I'm using the proper battery with the correct voltage and replace the power switch and battery connectors.

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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it's the capacitors in your esc, they charge fast, and they discharge faster. when they drain, and you plug a new batt in, they pull a lot of power, and often arc.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:11 PM   #4
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Re: Battery Spark

And that is normal. Plug it together and have fun.
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