KB358: I Stored the Battery in my Throttle and it Got Very Hot.

This article was last updated on Jan. 19, 2012, 5:54 p.m. | Print Article | Leave Feedback

When your throttle is not in use, we recommend that you store the throttle by removing the battery and putting it back in the battery compartment with the polarity reversed.

Be careful here, see Diagram 4 for proper orientation.
Although this example is for the DT400, the same caution applies to all other Digitrax throttles.

When the battery is placed in the incorrect orientation, the battery terminals short out against the battery tensioning spring (on left), causing the battery to rapidly discharge and get very hot in the process.

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