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befus

Near disaster with w230 build

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Man, don't know what happened here. Chip in if you have thoughts. One of my nicer builds, built with dgrad's advice and council, is a Sony w230 build with as much as 6 AA's for EP, using a lcd board. Always performed extremely well. I get it ready to go out with a freshly charged BG1 in the cam and all six EP's (two separate three bat holders) and take it to camp, probably set in the cam case for about a week. I open it up to turn on the board and there is slimy gunk all over the back of the case. At least two of the bats had leaked, maybe three. The BG1 was dead, the three AA's in one holder (the leaky ones) were dead, and the other three down to .09 volts. I haven't a clue. Only guess I have is that maybe one of the AA's was bad (they were new, and no I did not check them) and that the BG1 tried to back charge and that the others got over charged and blew and the other three kept charging the BG1 and it kept trying to charge the bad bats, and so on. Any other thoughts?

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I think your theory about one of the alkaline being bad is probably what happened.

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a couple of years back had a similar issue, before closing it up i noticed a bit of smoke and the batteries were hot, quickly pulled them all out, and after checking the AA's there were 4 of them i noticed 0ne or two, (can't remember) had reversed polarity. how? i don't know. so i always check them now before going in build.

 

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Man, don't know what happened here. Chip in if you have thoughts. One of my nicer builds, built with dgrad's advice and council, is a Sony w230 build with as much as 6 AA's for EP, using a lcd board. Always performed extremely well. I get it ready to go out with a freshly charged BG1 in the cam and all six EP's (two separate three bat holders) and take it to camp, probably set in the cam case for about a week. I open it up to turn on the board and there is slimy gunk all over the back of the case. At least two of the bats had leaked, maybe three. The BG1 was dead, the three AA's in one holder (the leaky ones) were dead, and the other three down to .09 volts. I haven't a clue. Only guess I have is that maybe one of the AA's was bad (they were new, and no I did not check them) and that the BG1 tried to back charge and that the others got over charged and blew and the other three kept charging the BG1 and it kept trying to charge the bad bats, and so on. Any other thoughts?
Yes it looks to me as if the camera battery was at a higher voltage than some of the AAs in one of the holders... They don't like change going into them that's for sure.
I recently got a pack of 10 AAAs with an expiry date of 2024 and they varied in voltage from 1.38 to 1.51 and other voltages in between, never had that before with Duracell batteries. Didn't check them until I realized I had a problem, luckily they were in a control board where they simply didn't work.

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Are you sure that all the external batteries were oriented correctly in the holders? That kind of result can happen if a battery is reversed in a holder. If the insulation on any of the wires from the externals was melted it's almost a sure sign that a battery was reversed.

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Don't think so Woody. No melted wires. I got it cleaned up and put it back in the field this weekend.

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