I have a Slash 5803, with the following components:
- XL-5 ESC
- Titan T12 550
- Traxxas PowerCell 8.4V 5000mah
- HiTec X1 Plus charger
My Slash has been running well, had it for a year - not very much wear and tear. A few months ago the 3000mah battery that came with my Slash leaked, and I had to buy a new one. I bought the 5000mah version, new, from my LHS. I also bought, at the same time, the HiTec X1 charger.
I hooked up the battery to the HiTec using the banana plug to TRX adaptor (purchased separately), and began the charging process. After 4 minutes, the battery was done...
I thought that was strange since i didn’t think the batteries were sent from the manufacturer with a full charge. Anyways, i disconnected the battery, and then hooked it up to my truck. The ESC lights up, as does the receiver box, but the truck barely moves - its acting like the battery is nearly dead. So i then grabbed my voltmeter, and the battery was indeed showing 8.3 volts.
So, my question is, can a battery that has a full charge, act as if it is completely dead? or am i looking at an ESC problem?
I’m fairly new to RC, so hopefully someone can give me some insight.
I don’t have any spare parts for testing, so i want to have some idea of what the issue could be before going back to the shop.