Does Traxxas have warranty on batteries?

Answered by Robert Dupre

Traxxas does offer a warranty on their LiPo batteries. However, it’s important to note that the warranty only lasts for one year. This means that if you experience any issues with your battery within the first year of purchase, Traxxas will provide some level of support.

It’s worth mentioning that the warranty does not cover negligence. This means that if you do not take proper care of your batteries and fail to store them correctly, any damages or issues that arise as a result would not be covered under the warranty.

Storing LiPo batteries properly is crucial to ensure their longevity and safety. LiPo batteries are known to be more sensitive compared to other battery types, and mishandling them can lead to serious consequences such as fire or explosion. Traxxas, like many other manufacturers, emphasizes the importance of following proper storage guidelines.

To store your LiPo batteries correctly, it is recommended to:

1. Use a fireproof LiPo bag or container specifically designed for battery storage. This helps contain any potential fire or explosion, preventing it from spreading.

2. Store the batteries in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. High temperatures can cause the battery to degrade, while low temperatures can reduce its performance.

3. Keep the batteries away from flammable materials and liquids. LiPo batteries can release harmful gases if damaged, so it’s important to store them in a safe environment.

4. Avoid overcharging or discharging the batteries. This can lead to damage or reduced battery life. Using a quality charger with built-in safety features is recommended.

5. Regularly check the battery for any signs of damage, swelling, or leaking. If you notice any abnormalities, it’s best to discontinue using the battery and seek a replacement.

In my personal experience, I have seen cases where people neglect proper battery storage and encounter issues with their LiPo batteries. For example, a friend of mine didn’t use a fireproof bag and stored his LiPo batteries in a cluttered drawer, where they were exposed to other metal objects. One day, he found that one of the batteries had swollen and was no longer usable. Unfortunately, since he hadn’t followed proper storage guidelines, he had to bear the cost of replacing the battery himself.

While Traxxas does offer a one-year warranty on their LiPo batteries, it’s important to remember that negligence in storing the batteries properly is not covered. Taking the time to follow the recommended storage guidelines can help ensure the longevity and safety of your batteries.