Question about ESKY 001336 20C 11.1V 800mAh Lithium Polymer Battery

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Battery won't charge up

I bought this battery as a spare some three months ago but it now fails to accept any charge from the charger. It has been fully charged and discharged a maximum of 10 times. Whern connected to the charger the red (power available) light shows and no green (charging) light is lit. The charger works as advertised on the other battery. Are there any connection issues with the battery's 4 connections? Can I take the protective layers off and check the connections myself? (Li-Po battery?)

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Yes, I think the problem is in the battery but I don't suggest you check it yourself. Batteries contain hazardous chemicals when exposed. You can just buy another set or ask an expert to check for you.

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One or more of the cells in the battery may have died while it wasn't being used. LI-Po batteries are memory resistant but they can still develop one if they're left fully discharged too long or at a half charge too long. They require full charge\discharge cycles to keep them from developing a memory.

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  • Kevin O'Neill Feb 13, 2012

    Thanks for the response BB. Are you saying that the battery is not recoverable?

    Thanks again in advance

  • Bubbly Bullseye Feb 13, 2012

    If you've tried charging it and it won't run whatever you're plugging it in to then most likely it is of no use.

    You can test it with a multimeter after you charge it, simply put the red wire from the multimeter in to the red\white wire from the battery pack and the black wires together.
    Turn the multimeter to VDC (DC Voltage), if it doesn't read anything or the voltage is MUCH lower than what the battery is supposed to be it is probably a lost cause.

    IE: Battery package reads 7.5volts
    Multimeter reads (after charging the battery pack) 3.xx volts

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