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Tres
05-01-2004, 12:09 AM
FYI: Saftey RECALL on REEDY Charger

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From AE site....

http://www.rc10.com/


Product Safety Recall Notice:
#611 Reedy Quasar Pro Charger


Due to potential safety concerns, Associated Electrics is planning a voluntary recall of the Reedy #611 Quasar Pro Charger to begin on May 10, 2004

Two problems, a defective fuse and some program errors, make the charger unsafe to use, particularly in dry weather and with high capacity NiMH cells. Corrections for this problem have been developed, but until these corrections are applied the charger should not be used. If you have this charger, it is important that you discontinue its use immediately.

Please do not call Associated Electrics or your dealer. Plans for the recall have not been completed, so no one can assist you at this time. By the end of next week we will have toll-free numbers installed for this recall, and full instructions for returning your charger for correction will be posted here.

Associated Electrics, Inc.

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(posted in multiple groups incase someone missed it, SteveP: delete if needed)

bigmike216
05-01-2004, 03:38 AM
Thanks for the heads up! I'll let people i know with them in on the info :)

KTRTS
05-01-2004, 08:53 AM
Didn't a guy posting about that charger getting hot while discharging somewhere in RC Electronics?

AreCee
05-01-2004, 12:20 PM
Didn't a guy posting about that charger getting hot while discharging somewhere in RC Electronics?
That was the LRP Pulsar Comp.

Regarding the Reedy Quasar Pro: Discharging at 20 amp will tend to heat up any discharger, the problem is that airflow. If for some reason you block the air going into the charger like placing it on a towel, blocking the air vents, it will overheat and shut down.