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catastophic eken failure

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My eken crashed and burned litterally. It was charging when i heard a pop and smelled a foul smell. The inside back cover of the unit has scorch marks. I disconected the battery since i dont want my house to burn down. So much for that, hope ebay can help me get my money back.
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Were you using the original charger?Lipo batterys have been known to explode if not charged properly. If one of the cells has a lower voltage then the other one that one cause. The Eken probably has a built in balancing circuit. I have been using Lipo batterys in RC planes for many years. If charged properly they are safe. On my RC battery packs I use a balance charger that charges each cell seperately.
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