dasfaust Posted February 16, 2016 Author Report Share Posted February 16, 2016 Heyo, I got a Lavabox right when it was launched. All was fine and dandy for awhile until it just died (the only way to turn it on was plugging it into USB.) After a quick chat with Volcano support, they had me to take it apart and we found the culprit was a blown fuse (which had turned brown in color!) after a quick RMA I was up and running again. Props to Volcano, they were very nice and the whole thing took less than a week.Some time after that, the battery became imbalanced in my replacement Lavabox. I don't remember what the values were exactly but one cell dropped below 2V. From what I read online the battery was shot. I said screw risking another RMA and replaced the battery myself. Bought this one and soldered on a new connector. After that, I was up and running again.Fast forward to the past week, my replacement battery has become imbalanced. Not as bad as the last time, but it will not take a charge. I've tried doing a recovery charge, nothing seems to happen. Here's a pic of Device Monitor in EScribe and another of my battery settings (I've always used Evolv's default settings since this is the battery pack they tested against.)My question is, how common is this sort of thing? Two dead lipos in such a short time period? To my knowledge I haven't done anything out of the ordinary, but I sure would like to rule out user error. I've always charged it via the USB ports on my computer (usualy .5 amps) and with the charger that came with my Samsung Galaxy S6 (usually charged at 1 amps.)I've decided for now to avoid lipo batteries altogether and have a Reuleaux in the mail, since I really enjoy the DNA 200 chip. For which I will only use a dedicated battery charger... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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