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03-10-2016 03:12 PM  21 months agoPost 21
JuanRodriguez

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The Villages, Florida

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It is easy to prevent fires by simply using a voltage monitor for each cell. When a cell reaches 4.3 volts it cuts the charge cycle. The only time you're going to have a fire is while charging if you have a malfunction.
In essence, that's what balance charging does.....Not sure if a charger malfunction is the "only" time you'll have an issue but it certainly is one of the main reasons from what I read on these forums......
An ounce of prevention is worth 50 of theses boxes
That's why I didn't bother with this box I can make my own, if I decided it worth the time.
Otherwise prevention, prevention, prevention.
Again, from reading about these incidents documented on the forums, I feel that the MAIN CONTRIBUTING FACTOR that leads to someone burning down their garage, house or car is COMPLACENCY !!! The "this will never happen to me" syndrome......

Everyone KNOWS that you should never charge a lipo while unattended..... Yet, time after time, you'll read "I just went to the kitchen for a few minutes", or "I just went to the store real quick" or "I just....(you fill in the blanks) "

IMHO, if you want to charge your batteries unattended (and you know you will !) Charge the suckers OUTSIDE !!! That way, if there is an issue with the charger, wrong setting, or whatever, the resulting inferno will not have a chance to destroy your property..... And the resulting toxic smoke will not permeate your home or car !!

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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03-10-2016 05:25 PM  21 months agoPost 22
ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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It is easy to prevent fires by simply using a voltage monitor for each cell. When a cell reaches 4.3 volts it cuts the charge cycle. The only time you're going to have a fire is while charging if you have a malfunction.
In essence, that's what balance charging does.....Not sure if a charger malfunction is the "only" time you'll have an issue but it certainly is one of the main reasons from what I read on these forums......
yes in essence a secondary system that monitors the charging cycle similar to a balance charger.

only this device does the baby sitting for you.

that I would buy in a heart beat.

spending time, paying attention

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03-10-2016 05:55 PM  21 months agoPost 23
Ace Dude

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IMHO, if you want to charge your batteries unattended (and you know you will !) Charge the suckers OUTSIDE !!! That way, if there is an issue with the charger, wrong setting, or whatever, the resulting inferno will not have a chance to destroy your property..... And the resulting toxic smoke will not permeate your home or car !!
That's the safest solution and is why I do nearly all my charging at field.

I charge at 3C and use a C/3 current termination to reduce time spent in the CV phase of the of the charge cycle. My 6s 4400mAh packs take about 20-25 min to charge. When the first set has finished charging the next set goes on the charger and it's time for a flight.

Works well for me and I don't have to setup/breakdown my charge setup both at home and at the field.

  

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03-17-2016 12:21 PM  21 months agoPost 24
Bat-Safe

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Carrollton, TX USA

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Bat-Safe is going into production. We made our kickstarter goal. Working on the production box now. Will bring a production prototype box with me to Toledo. Thanks for all the support from RR guys. TOm

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03-24-2016 12:19 PM  20 months agoPost 25
FloridaHeli

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jacksonville, florida

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Bat-Safe for Transport

I'm interested in getting a Bat-Safe for transporting my batteries to and from the field.

I charge some at home and put them all in a portable safe I got from WalMart. It was around $30 and does NOT have rubber seals making it NOT air tight.

I've never been comfortable using this transport method.

I'm going to purchase a Bat-Safe mostly for transport of the fully charged batteries. It might put smoke in the car but it won't damage anything if a battery decides to commit suicide during transport. I imagine the subject battery heat would influence the other batteries to join in.

I'll probably get another Bat-Safe for charging unattended in the garage: I sometimes charge 5 batteries at a time so having 2 Bat-Safes would be safer.

Please let us know when sales begin. I want to get my order in early so the Bat-Safe arrives ASAP.

Thanks for inventing and producing a GREAT product!!

This hobby is WAY too expensive!!

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05-12-2016 07:30 PM  19 months agoPost 26
wickedindian

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NY

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well I charge all my batteries inside of a old oven which I have in the basement of the house I bought, I also leave them in there when I travel, that's safe enough for me.

If it Ain't Broke........Don't Fix it..

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09-17-2016 12:43 PM  15 months agoPost 27
FloridaHeli

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jacksonville, florida

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I just ordered 2 Bat-Safes

Can't wait to get them. I'm going to use one for storage of batteries when transporting in the car to/from the Field.

Then use both at home for unattended charging when I'm just too busy to watch them.

Thanks Bat-Safe for making a great, safe product.

This hobby is WAY too expensive!!

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10-09-2016 08:57 AM  14 months agoPost 28
FloridaHeli

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jacksonville, florida

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Happy with Bat-Safe communications

Thomas got back with me and resolved my issues.

He stated: "Please look at our Kickstarter campaign to get updates on progress. We are making boxes now but still a month away from shipping out. I guess I don't see questions posted to our website. I will look into getting that fixed."

I just have to find the address for the Kickstarter campaign.

Just thought I'd share with RR guys.

This hobby is WAY too expensive!!

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10-09-2016 12:42 PM  14 months agoPost 29
Slowpoke

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Dublin, OH

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and their last post was 6 months ago.....

I hope you get either your safe or your money back

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10-09-2016 07:19 PM  14 months agoPost 30
getsuyoubi

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Queens, NY - USA

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They recently sent two emails to give a status update, but those probably only went out to those that pledged on Kickstarter. They promised to ship shortly, but we have heard that before. Not holding my breath...

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02-18-2017 10:47 AM  9 months agoPost 31
FloridaHeli

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jacksonville, florida

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Received my 2 Bat Safes on Dec 20, 2016

The fit and finish are excellent. They garner a lot of attention at the field. All agree that the $49 each is cheap insurance for what they protect.

Thanks Thomas and Bat Safe for a great product.

I've put my name, AMA number and phone number on them just as a little more insurance that they'll come back if accidentally left at the field.

GREAT product.

This hobby is WAY too expensive!!

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