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Robert Cracknell28/12/2018 00:25:32
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Guys

Anyone had this happen to an IMAX B6 clone...? (See below) Is it recoverable or is it terminal...? and, Yes, I know they are not expensive to replace but I am interested to see if it has happened to anyone before..

It happened sometime during the charging of a 9.6v 3300mAh Ni-Mh race style pack which was being charged at 1C.

Tried disconnecting for a while (pack nor charger were warm) but no change.

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Edited By Robert Cracknell on 28/12/2018 00:26:50

Trevor Crook28/12/2018 07:33:07
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My son had a similar fault on a charger (can't remember the brand) from new, bought from Giant Cod some years ago. No amount of button pushing would fix it, so they exchanged it.

Denis Watkins28/12/2018 09:27:12
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It would need a thorough check to find the fault Robert, really not worth it

But if it helps

The LCD has multiple connectors to form the data you read on the screen

Now, one or more of these is disconnected

And the component supplying that data is possibly fried too

If you open up the unit, you will most likely see a burnt out cable

Replacing this alone would not repair the black box component that must have overheated

The main fault with a clone is the thinner wiring inside and out and at lower amps these units can last a long time

But when the amps goes up the wiring is the weak point

ken anderson.28/12/2018 09:45:54
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some stuff on here....also have a google...may be some help/info on there...hope it helps you out.

ken anderson...ne..1....imax help dept.

Robert Cracknell29/12/2018 00:25:21
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Thanks for all your help guys....

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