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Keep the battery or sell it?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Charles.mabry, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Charles.mabry

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    Dropped a battery, slight damage but seems to be working fine? Should I get rid of it or is it ok to keep using it?

     
  2. DodgeP

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    What are the voltage readings and/or battery logs telling you? Any bad cells?
     
  3. Charles.mabry

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    Current Voltage at 40% is 3.77. I havent attempted to fully charge the battery yet. Battery logs look good and all history says "normal". All cells but one are even, one cell is .01 lower than the rest.
     
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    Keep the battery or sell it? I would hope if you sell it you'll place a label on it clearly stating it has been dropped, to be fair...
     
  5. Charles.mabry

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    Seriously? 1. I wouldn't screw anyone over and 2. I CLEARLY SAY it's been dropped and damaged in the video along with SHOWING the damage? That was the entire point of the video.....

    I just posted here to get a second opinion....
     
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    Asked and answered. If I don't trust it for my bird, then...
     
  7. Charles.mabry

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    What? I am skeptical about using this battery in my aircraft but that doesn't mean someone else wouldn't be. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Just because I wouldn't fly it doesn't mean someone else wouldn't fly it or use it for parts.

    If I sell it I wanted to be as honest as possible, that's why I made the video to show the exact condition of the battery. If someone were to purchase it they would know the exact condition before spending their hard earned cash on a damaged product.

    As I don't have a lot of experience in sUAS I also posted here to get a second opinion. Maybe someone has a much deeper understanding of the batteries than I do and can help me make a final decision on whether or not the battery is still usable... In that case I would just keep it as a backup.
     
  8. emtea

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    In my opinion, that ding is not worth the risk of crash, fire, and/or injury. I would definitely not use it nor sell it to anyone (in my eyes, anyone willing to use this is battery doesn't fully understand the risks).
     
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  9. Ryan Van Scotter

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    I love how "licensed pilot", posted a comment without even watching the video and then has to get another word in by stating "asked and answered". Next time RTFQ.