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#3285513 - 07/08/13 10:02 AM Meltdown!
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I just put fresh batteries in my Primos TruthCam Sat, getting ready to set it back out today. When I opened it up to check my settings, the batts had discharged acid and had melted into the case!!! I had to pry them out with a screwdriver as they were literally fused into the plastic case! I did check as I was prying them out and they were installed correctly, so what in the world could have happened? Anyone else ever had this type thing happen to them?
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#3285546 - 07/08/13 10:38 AM Re: Meltdown! [Re: MUP]
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Yep all the time,it always good to check each Battery with a multimeter....you may have got lucky.... clean it up and put some new ones in it

Check your cam for a short around the battery comp.
If it does it again ...voltage regulator has went out.


Edited by Good time Charlie (07/08/13 11:01 AM)
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#3285578 - 07/08/13 11:21 AM Re: Meltdown! [Re: Good time Charlie]
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Batt tray is pretty warped from melting, and even has a hole in it. I've used it for two sessions, and this was to be the third. Worked fine Sat after installing batts, took a few pics and all was good. Duracell is taking everything for eval.
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#3285603 - 07/08/13 11:42 AM Re: Meltdown! [Re: MUP]
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Replied to your pm Charlie, but have had issues with pm's before not going thru from my phone, just in case you don't get it.
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#3285609 - 07/08/13 11:46 AM Re: Meltdown! [Re: MUP]
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Sounds like a short circuit where the batteries overheated and leaked. Wouldn't be from acid, because alkaline batteries don't have acid. Sorry to hear that, I'd be bummed, had a cam get ruined by ants and would hate to have batteries melt my cam.
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#3285621 - 07/08/13 11:58 AM Re: Meltdown! [Re: catman529]
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Yea, they definitely leaked, and welded into the plastic, and even thru it.
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#3285622 - 07/08/13 12:00 PM Re: Meltdown! [Re: MUP]
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That's why I say short circuit, cause they can get very hot when that happens.
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#3285762 - 07/08/13 02:51 PM Re: Meltdown! [Re: Good time Charlie]
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 Originally Posted By: Good time Charlie
Yep all the time,it always good to check each Battery with a multimeter....you may have got lucky.... clean it up and put some new ones in it

Check your cam for a short around the battery comp.
If it does it again ...voltage regulator has went out.


How would I go about checking for a short in the Batt comp? It's enclosed and only the terminals are showing. I'm not even related to any electricians. LOL
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#3285836 - 07/08/13 04:28 PM Re: Meltdown! [Re: MUP]
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 Originally Posted By: MUP
 Originally Posted By: Good time Charlie
Yep all the time,it always good to check each Battery with a multimeter....you may have got lucky.... clean it up and put some new ones in it

Check your cam for a short around the battery comp.
If it does it again ...voltage regulator has went out.


How would I go about checking for a short in the Batt comp? It's enclosed and only the terminals are showing. I'm not even related to any electricians. LOL
I really don't k ow where it would short, I'm guessing something in the circuitry went bad but you'd need someone more experienced than me to tear it apart and look... Did you say Duracell is doing that now?
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#3285866 - 07/08/13 05:04 PM Re: Meltdown! [Re: catman529]
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Yea,they're sending me a prepaid label to ship it all to them to evaluate the entire package, batteries and all.
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