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problems with my LiPo low voltage alarm

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MILLER4PRESIDENT2020, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. MILLER4PRESIDENT2020

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    Upon initial powerup everything will be fine. The alarm reads the proper voltages across all 3 cells and displays total voltage correctly. I'll take off, go flying for a few minutes. Hear maybe 1 or 2 beeps. Bringing it back in for landing and it will be malfunctioning like seen above. Wiggling the wires does not work, it is not a loose connection. I have tried setting the alarm for different values, still does not work. Any thought or just a junk unit?
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n4vPRdu0OU[/youtube]
     
  2. MILLER4PRESIDENT2020

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    and here is how it reacts on the ground just idling with the alarm set to 3.7. it seems to start the alarm correctly by beeping then starts resetting itself.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBU-tzpHYus&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

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  3. ElGuano

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    Well it's certainly busted. I have no idea how, but my guess is it has an internal short or loose connection (not at your balance cable). These are dirt cheap, I say chuck it and get a new one.