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Other Alkaline battery advice

Discussion in 'Transmitters & Receivers' started by bigone5500, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. bigone5500

    bigone5500 I Support Rc-Help! Rc-Help Supporter

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    I was about to fly my Ares Nanos FP75 for a bit and I decided for some reason to open the battery compartment on my Tx. Very glad I did! There was so much leakage from the cheapo alkalines that it was running out of the bottom of the compartment. I got lucky as it didn't do any damage to the contacts or pcb. The back plate of the controller is connected to the main board via a 2-pin connector. That made it easy to clean. I took the contacts out and soaked them in vinegar. Man did they foam up!

    I suppose the moral of this story is don't leave el-cheapo alkalines in your controllers or other electronics for a long time. These batteries haven't been in this Tx for more than a few months, I'd say probably around 2. I would have taken photos but I was more worried about getting it out of there Pronto! (spanish lesson @Tony )

    From now on, I plan on removing batteries from my stuff if I don't think I'll use it within the month if not sooner. Here is the brand that was in there. You can still see the leakage on the outside.

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    This has always been a problem with standard AA batteries including the alkalines ... even the "good names" do it.
     
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    bigone5500 I Support Rc-Help! Rc-Help Supporter

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    I've not had 'name brand' alkalines leak so soon as these did. I have gadgets that have had the batteries left in them for way longer. I'm just figuring it's due to lower quality chemicals.
     
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    Even if you are using high quality alkaline batteries, it`s a good idea to remove them when you are not going to use the transmitter for a while.
     

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