IMPORTANT! ALWAYS CHARGE IN A LIPO SACK OR TIN AWAY FROM FLAMMABLE MATERIALS (SUCH AS CARPET). ALWAYS MONITOR CHARGE STATUS INCASE YOU NEED TO STOP WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AND ALWAYS STORE YOUR MODEL
WITH THE BATTERY UNPLUGGED AND REMOVED.
The included 800 mAh mains LiPo balance charger will take up to 3.5 hours to re-charge the LiPo battery depending on how discharged it is. Before you start charging ensure that your LiPo battery is put inside the Voltz Vault safety LiPo sack.(Lipo batteries can be dangerous and must be handled with care. Before commencing with charging ensure you familiarise yourself with our safety guidelines at within the manual and on the base of the battery. Failure to do so could result in injury or damage. Lipo batteries require completely different charging and care than NiCD and nimh batteries and must be used with a lipo spefific charger, Misuse can result in fire, personal injury and /or damage to property. The user assumes all liability and risk associated with the use of Lithi-um-Polymer(Lipo) batteries, Immediately return the battery, unused, if you do not agree with these terms.
WARNING! NEVER LEAVE THE BATTERY UNATTENDED WHILE ON CHARGE.
The supplied charger can charge either 2s or 3s (cell number) LiPo batteries. The supplied battery is a 2s. Ensure you plug it into the correct 2s balance port.
When the charger is connected to the mains power the three power LED’s will turn green. Once you connect your balance connector to the charger the status LED’s will turn Red indicating that charging is in progress (2 LED for 2S battery and 3 LED for 3S). Once the
battery is fully charged the status LED’s will turn green. If you experience the LED’s blinking
red then there is an error with either the battery or charger. When charging a completely discharged battery, the charger can become hot to touch.
Always disconnect the charger from the mains supply and the battery pack when not in use. To install a charged battery into the vehicle, remove the body clips and remove the body shell. Loosen the Velcro straps, insert battery and then tighten the straps so that they securely hold the battery inside the battery box. Make sure the model is switched off before connect-ing the male and female connectors.
Always store your model with the battery pack unplugged and removed. Always charge your battery away from the vehicle. The included 300mAh mains charger will take approx 6 hours to charge a fully discharged battery, but always remove it from the charger if it becomes warm to the touch. Always disconnect the charger from the mains supply and the battery pack when not in use. Keep children away from charger and battery during the charging process.
To install a charged battery, remove the body clips and remove the body shell. Remove the battery retainer clips, insert battery and rein-stall retainer with the flat side facing the battery and re-insert clips. When connecting battery and turning car on, ensure it is off the ground, with wheels away from objects.
Notes on Battery use:
Always allow the battery cool after use, before recharging.
Always inspect the battery before charging.
Any bare wires, split heat shrink or leakage is a sure sign of abuse.
Never attempt to charge dead or damaged batteries.
Do not disassemble the battery or cut the connector wires.
If the battery connector, battery case or cable insulation get hot enough to melt or split there is most likely a serious problem with your model, driveline, battery wires or speed controller. Find and correct the problem before installing another charged battery pack. (please refer to our detailed LiPo handling notes below).
LIPO BATTERY - USER SAFETY AND HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS.
Read all safety instructions before charging or using your batteries for the first time.
Lipo batteries require completely different charging and care than NiCd and NiMH batteries.
Misuse can result in fire, personal injury and /or damage to property.
The buyer assumes all liability and risk associated with the use of Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po)
batteries. Immediately return the battery, unused, if you do not agree with these terms.
General guidelines and warnings:
Use a Lithium Polymer specific chargers only ! Do not use a NiCd or NiMH charger.
NEVER charge unattended. Always charge in safety sack or metal tin with lid and away from other flammable materials.
During the charge process watch for swollen or ballooning cells. If this happens immediately disconnect the charger and move the battery to a fire proof place for 15 minutes. Do not attempt to charge again.
A short circuit can cause a rapid discharge of high currents. Avoid short circuits, and be
aware of short circuits on jewelry.
Any Lithium Polymer battery involved in a crash should be removed and observed in a fireproof space for 15 minutes before continuing to use or charge the battery.
If rewiring the battery pack, rewire the leads one at a time. Do not cut both leads. Do not
short circuit on tools.
Do not expose battery packs to direct sunlight for extended periods.
Do not attempt to tamper with or open the LiPo Hardcase. The case is protection against possible battery swelling.
Visually inspect the pack checking for damaged leads, connectors, cracked heat shrink covering swelling or other abnormalities. Do not charge if the pack is damaged.
NEVER charge unattended
Charge away from flammable materials and inside a Lipo safe sack or metal tin with lid.
Allow battery to cool before charging.
Use the battery label for setting charger cell count and voltage.
Do not exceed 5C MAX charge rate. (Example, charge a 1000mAH pack at 5A MAX).
If disposing of a LiPo battery proceed as follows:
Submerse the battery into a container filled with about 10 litres of salt water (one cup of salt in 10L). Leave the battery submerged for 2 weeks, this will slowly and safely discharge the battery until the voltage has dropped to zero volts which eliminates the risk of any chemical reaction. It can then be disposed of in the general waste collection.