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  Reply # 1758148 7-Apr-2017 14:21
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So how do I go about discharging the battery? It was fully charged and working normally when I discovered the state it was in. I can't (won't) put it back in the remote and let it run down and I sure the heck won't short the terminals so how do I get it into a discharged state if it is so dangerous?

 

 





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  Reply # 1758150 7-Apr-2017 14:31
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You could attach a load to it such as a motor or a high intensity LED to discharge it fully.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1758160 7-Apr-2017 14:44
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Wait till rubbish and put it in the neighbours wheely bin.  Job done.





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  Reply # 1758161 7-Apr-2017 14:45
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This being the extremely volatile explosive-prone battery that I have been advised to remove from the house and bury in concrete? No way am I going to put my eyes and fingers anywhere near it while fiddling with hooking up loads to it. Something else, please.

 

 





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  Reply # 1758174 7-Apr-2017 15:24
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Give e-cycle a call 09 304 0563 - don't go to their website as it appears to be hacked (about to contact them about it now...)


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  Reply # 1758184 7-Apr-2017 15:45
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I had the same problem when I bought the same remote on trademe. After googling I found the swollen battery to be a common problem. The drama you will face is removing the swollen battery. I found a u tube video on how to do it. It involves taking the remote apart. Not a biggy. Totally worth it.

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  Reply # 1759461 8-Apr-2017 13:56
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You could attach a load to it such as a motor or a high intensity LED to discharge it fully.

 

 

That's actually dangerous advice, because it's going to discharge the battery very rapidly. What you want to do is put a reasonably high-resistance load across it and discharge it slowly. Outside.

 

 

This does actually point out a larger problem though, there isn't any easy way to get rid of these. Going via official channels is such a ridiculous amount of bother (it's not set up for householders wanting to get rid of one old battery) that most people will just dump them in the rubbish.

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neb: This does actually point out a larger problem though, there isn't any easy way to get rid of these. Going via official channels is such a ridiculous amount of bother (it's not set up for householders wanting to get rid of one old battery) that most people will just dump them in the rubbish.

 

Luckily Tauranga has a great Transfer Station.Though the website says car batteries, they do take all batteries at the station.

 

 





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  Reply # 1759470 8-Apr-2017 14:13
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Luckily Tauranga has a great Transfer Station.Though the website says car batteries, they do take all batteries at the station.

 

 

Oh looks like Auckland does too, you just need to know that the magic term to search for is "transfer station" :-).

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