Error reading on new LiPos

Steve

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My new LiPos, 3S 11.1V 1200mAh batteries to thrust my "granny-brushed Dromida" into warp drive arrived today.

Plugged battery number 1 into the meter, A-Okay!
Plugged battery number 2 into the meter, Not-so-good.


Got a funky reading, so unplugged, then re-plugged about 6 times, same results.
Cumulative, it shows 8.35 volts and cell #2 reads "A5.6".

I'm assuming this LiPo has a bad cell.
Any enlightenment or other information from the board is welcome!

LiPo 01.JPG LiPo 02.JPG LiPo 03.JPG LiPo 04.JPG
 

Dustin Mustangs

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New lipos ship at 3.85v per cell. Given it is new and uncharged, you likely have one (bad) cell sitting at 0.65v. You can verify this with a DVM. It happens, you shouldn't get much hassle requesting a replacement.
 

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New lipos ship at 3.85v per cell. Given it is new and uncharged, you likely have one (bad) cell sitting at 0.65v. You can verify this with a DVM. It happens, you shouldn't get much hassle requesting a replacement.
Thx @Dustin Mustangs for the explanation.
Well, looking for a bright side, at least I've got 1 battery that's good so I can continue my 1/18th brushless adventure.
 

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