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by Stanfr0
Oct 17 2018 5:17pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Newbie - fried barrel socket on battery charge lead
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Newbie - fried barrel socket on battery charge lead

Barrel plugs are a poor choice for this application. XT30 or XT60 would be better. If you can open the pack, there should be someplace you can disconnect things. On cheap ones, this will be a soldered connection. A typical BMS board will have spots labeled B+, P+, B-, P-, C- and a balance wire plug...
by Stanfr0
Oct 17 2018 5:07pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Newbie - fried barrel socket on battery charge lead
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Newbie - fried barrel socket on battery charge lead

Thank you all for your help, I still have no idea as to what caused it to short this time (second charge). Barrel sockets seem like a lethal choice as any other conductive material can easily accidentally short the centre pin to the outer case. No problem when they have a passive load but connected ...
by Stanfr0
Oct 15 2018 11:30am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Newbie - fried barrel socket on battery charge lead
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Newbie - fried barrel socket on battery charge lead

Thanks everyone for your replies.

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by Stanfr0
Oct 14 2018 3:01pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Newbie - fried barrel socket on battery charge lead
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Newbie - fried barrel socket on battery charge lead

Hi, I charged my 36v 20AH triangle battery pack last week. I switched off the charger at the mains and as I pulled out the 5.5mm charger plug from the inline socket on the battery charge lead there was a crackling sound and flash which lasted a couple of seconds. My hand was covered in soot and the ...