Strange piece connecting the lithium polymer battery to the CBC

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Tiodargy
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My CBC v2 is broken (warranty void, water damage, etc...) and I decided to take a look inside. After the bottom plate was removed, I saw the lithium polymer battery was connected to the CBC, so I unplugged that. On the lipo, there were the standard battery terminals, as well as a balance port, but I saw a strange piece soldered across the negative wire on the battery, covered in heat shrink tubing. If I were to guess as to what this is, I would say that it is just a little connector (I measured no resistance with a multimeter and it seems to be removable), but I want to make sure that I know what it is. Any help would be appreciated, and thanks.

Also, this piece has a red color if the heat shrink tubing is removed.

-mourginakis

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I believe this is the battery's fuse. I would urge you to be extremely careful with a LiPo that might have any sort of damage (or just in general, really.) For the benefit of everybody reading this thread, this type of tampering is not supported and highly discouraged by KIPR.

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Thanks for the help, I make sure to be extremely cautious with any LiPo, damaged or not.

-mourginakis

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