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01-17-2009 06:55 AM  9 years agoPost 1
toejab

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i am new to the electric helis,and now i have 3s,4s,and 6s lipo packs. i read somewhere that they should be stored in the fridge or freezer and was wondering if anyone follows this or thinks that it is necesary.what is the purpose of doing this,does it help the battery to retain its' charge longer or maybe prolong the life of the battery in general?thanks...P.S. does this also go for the DURALITE packs?

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01-17-2009 07:13 AM  9 years agoPost 2
FlytilyaDrop

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Well if it works by sticking my dog in the fridge when he keeps barking, then I say go for it.

But I did hear that along time ago when I first started flying helis.

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01-17-2009 09:23 AM  9 years agoPost 3
mchammer

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I wouldnt do it.For one thing they will condense moisture when you take them out to use them.

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01-17-2009 11:21 AM  9 years agoPost 4
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lipos would take up valuable beer space!!!!!

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01-17-2009 02:28 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Steff Giguere

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It is not necessary to store you lipo's in the fridge. If you are not going to use them for say 3 months then reduce their charge to 50% and leave at room temp.

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01-17-2009 02:39 PM  9 years agoPost 6
Heli 770

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Duracell even recommends not storing their alkaline batteries in the refrigerator anymore.

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01-17-2009 02:46 PM  9 years agoPost 7
bstock

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It does help prolong their life.

I store mine in the fridge at about 40% or so capacity.

When I pull them out... I let them warm up to room temp before charging them back up. No condensation problems here.

Check out the chart at this link:

http://rclovers.com/GetTheMostFromLipo.htm

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01-17-2009 03:12 PM  9 years agoPost 8
cub2000

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I did store them in the fridge a couple years back, but for recent lipos, there's really no need for this practice. If you're thinking of not flying for a couple years, yeah maybe that's a good idea. But if just for the winter, it's fine leaving them 50% charged in the basement or normal room temperature.

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01-18-2009 03:45 PM  9 years agoPost 9
andyk1

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I don't know about Lipo's but I do know Beer tastes better in the Frig...

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01-18-2009 03:48 PM  9 years agoPost 10
JRjoe

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i read somewhere that they should be stored in the fridge
Please let us know where you got this information. I've purchased many lipos and have always read the info that comes withn them. Never heard or read anything about putting them in the fridge.


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01-18-2009 03:58 PM  9 years agoPost 11
Turkana

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I know of guys that stored lipos in the fridge and it wreacked them all, becasue somehow it lead to condensation in the lipos and they were all damaged. Store them partly discharged at roomtemp, thats it.

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01-18-2009 06:38 PM  9 years agoPost 12
HugeOne

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Been handling lipos for four years, always storing them in the fridge. Never had any problems.

I have a dedicated fridge in my shop

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01-18-2009 10:53 PM  9 years agoPost 13
Turkana

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We don t need fridges here its enough cold as is!!!!!

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01-18-2009 11:02 PM  9 years agoPost 14
baddynergy

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read this thread and the adjoining links to get all the info you need.

http://www.runryder.com/t391146p1/?...=freezing+lipos

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