UNI 2.0 PLUGS AND TRAXXAS CHARGERS
Both styles of Traxxas plug supplied with the Drive packs will fit Traxxas id chargers, but the batteries do not have the id technology that allows the charger to identify the battery type, cell count, and capacity. You can still use the charger, you’ll just need to put it into Advanced mode and select Lipo or NIMH and the charge rate yourself (you’ll also need to plug the balance port into the charger if it’s a Lipo). The charger you DO need to be careful with is the 4-amp DC Nimh-only charger that Traxxas includes with some models. As a safety feature, this charger is designed so that only Traxxas NIMH packs can plug into it. If you try to plug a Traxxas Lipo into it, the plug simply won’t fit. The Venom Drive Traxxas adapter plugs, however, WILL fit, defeating the safety function. All you have to do to avoid trouble is pay attention. Make absolutely certain to NEVER charge ANY Lipo with a NIMH charger.
Watch out: The adapter plugs for Traxxas will allow you to plug a Venom Lipo into the Traxxas 4-amp DC NIMH charger. NEVER charge a Lipo battery with a NIMH charger!