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After just under a years use, I have two bulging Basher 4000mAh 6s batteries. Like I said this is my first experience with this situation so please bare with me. Now, originally these were listed as LiHV but im now panicking that this isn't the case. They are used in the Berserker with XT150s and charged using the Overlander RC6-VSR, using either the Balance or Fast charge mode, but neither will charge above 3.6 Amps, so keeping with the 1C rule.
As a disclaimer I fully understand usage can severely affect a batteries life and in no way am I 'blaming' Hobbyking for dodgy batteries, but instead asking whether they're still safe to use or whether this amount of swelling is a no no. I have lost count on the cycles they've done, but was hoping they were going to last a lot longer than this. They have only recently split the hardcases they're in and I dearn't charge them until I've asked on here first.
They haven't been storage charged yet for the reason I mentioned earlier. I won't go below these voltages after use so it's not like im discharging them to far. All cells seem to be okay, they would get warm but not hot during use.