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10-29-2013 02:39 AM  5 years agoPost 61
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Keeping lipos cool makes them last longer. The best way to kill a lipo is to fully charge it, and then let it sit for weeks in the 110F garage.

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10-29-2013 03:01 AM  5 years agoPost 62
BobOD

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OK, I was kidding regards to the comment about the bunkers. But, more serious in the next post. Best to be safe.

First of all, I would agree things are more safe than the early days, but the popularity has gone up quite a bit too. It seems fires are still frequent enough for concern. Often?...that's simply a judgment call.

All I can say is, if you've ever been in a house that had a lipo go off, whatever the reason, you might reconsider what you think is adequate. I know a guy that had it happen, no major damage but the smoke gets into everything. Still stinks 2 years later.

Oh, and I got a news flash for you all. If a container vents, it ain't keeping the heat inside the container. LOL

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10-29-2013 03:14 AM  5 years agoPost 63
McKrackin

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Lipos are definitely safer today than just a couple years ago but hold the potential to be very dangerous...even deadly.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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10-29-2013 03:25 AM  5 years agoPost 64
ICUR1-2

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I guess you could say I treat my lipo's like a loaded gun.
very carefully

spending time, paying attention

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10-29-2013 04:23 AM  5 years agoPost 65
fenderstrat

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yes while charging, or a damaged pack can be dangerous..but the topic is STORING lipos.how many of the threads and links posted are of a healthy undamaged lipo that ignited sitting in storage???

and as far as links for SHORTED batts.... ANY battery chemistry can start a fire if you have a direct short,come on...so is everyone storing their nicad/nimh batts in bunkers??

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10-29-2013 04:35 AM  5 years agoPost 66
BradNewman

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Ok, back to the Align issue....
Why is it that people rag on Align? To me they're AWSOME! But my opinion is one sided, because I've never had anything except Align, and a few other cheaper brands. So what's the deal? Are other helis like gaui and sab really that much better? Just a friendly question, not trying to start a war

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10-29-2013 04:37 AM  5 years agoPost 67
turboomni

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How many laptops have this type of battery??? ALL,,, And cell phones??,,,,ALL And abused? ,,,,MANY,, Faulty chargers etc....over charged or run till dead and over charged for 24 hours etc,,, I remember Sony had a problem a few years ago with laptops caching on fire because of their lipos....

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10-29-2013 05:09 AM  5 years agoPost 68
BobOD

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..but the topic is STORING lipos.how many of the threads and links posted are of a healthy undamaged lipo that ignited sitting in storage???
Got it...but how many batteries that are damaged are being put into storage? They are quite fragile...even a tiny little ding can cause a battery to go up hours after a charge. I've seen people flying packs with pretty good dents in them without issue. I've also seen a little ding that most would never toss the battery over cause a runaway. It's not so much that it's common, it's the potential of it.

As for laptop and cell phones, the incident rate is WAY less than what we see. Not even in the same realm. Laptops bats are usually LI-Ion canisters inside a hard case with a built in mechanical as well as electronic fault management system. Much more protected and more reliable. If you tried to sell a laptop with one of our batteries in it, I bet you would get arrested and I'm sure you'd be sued.

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10-29-2013 05:28 AM  5 years agoPost 69
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Laptops bats are usually LI-Ion canisters inside a hard case with a built in mechanical as well as electronic fault management system.
Not really any more. iPad and cell phones are all using LiPo in them now.

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10-29-2013 06:37 AM  5 years agoPost 70
McKrackin

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yes while charging, or a damaged pack can be dangerous..but the topic is STORING lipos.how many of the threads and links posted are of a healthy undamaged lipo that ignited sitting in storage???
How do you KNOW a lipo is damaged?
You can't possibly know.
It could be damaged at the factory...in the UPS truck(that is actually HIGHLY likely)...have you not seen UPS drivers handle packages?

If you drop a lipo from a couple feet and it doesn't dent...do you just scrap it?

If you read the links,several are lipos that were not in use and were not damaged and just went poof....Even some brand new ones in their original unopened packaging on display in the hobby shop.
Some that went up in a home at 3am. Just sitting on a shelf.

It happens...Treat them all like they ARE going to burst into flames.Because they can,have and will again.

That means STORING them in a way that if they cook off,they won't do any lethal or expensive damage.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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10-29-2013 06:47 AM  5 years agoPost 71
McKrackin

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Consider all the airhogs and cox planes/helis out there.they mostly use a 1 or 2 cell lipo.they are given to 5 year olds and abused.they are charged with the cheapest pos chargers you can get, and how often do we hear of an airhog bursting into flames.
There have been hundreds of Airhog lipo fires.
The entire line was recalled more than once.

Just because you give something to a child to play with does not make it harmless.

http://www.athensnews.com/ohio/arti...ea-toddler.html

I literally never use the word literally right.

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10-29-2013 11:50 AM  5 years agoPost 72
Retired2011

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That means STORING them in a way that if they cook off,they won't do any lethal or expensive damage.
I can't argue that!

I do treat my larger lipos carefully. Never leave them in my Jeep unless I'm going to or coming from the field, keep them in a metal box, and do have a proper (fireproof) charging station.

However, I guess I will go get the 1s lipos out of the cardboard box on the wooden shelf in the basement and move them to the charging area.

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10-29-2013 12:12 PM  5 years agoPost 73
Ronald Thomas

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A 1s lipo can start a fire just as easily as a 12s one. Be careful with all lipos, just because they are small does not mean they are inherently safe in all situations.

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10-29-2013 12:17 PM  5 years agoPost 74
heli301

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hey that is funny..................

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10-29-2013 01:01 PM  5 years agoPost 75
BobOD

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A 12s Lipo will just about always be more likely to start a fire than a 1s. Pretty obvious.

These batteries can be handled safely and it takes some skill and experience. Should not be flippant about it. There is no need for scenes like this.

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10-29-2013 06:06 PM  5 years agoPost 76
rexxigpilot

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A 12S is12 times more likely to have a problem than a 1S.

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10-30-2013 06:38 AM  5 years agoPost 77
Luvmyhelis

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Shoot, after reading this thread. I am now storing mine under my pillow at night. Fully charged of coarse. I count on my Temperpedic Grand bed and pillow giving them total comfort and a cool relaxing yet safe enviornment. The only thing that will ever flame at night on that bed is my posterior after a bowl of chili. 6 years, over 70 lipos, and the only fires were on impact. Ahh, the memories.......

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10-30-2013 03:54 PM  5 years agoPost 78
gcm2

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I have drawn up the plans to have a fireworks assembly clone cinder block building with the "blow up roof" not nailed down so the explosion (when it happens) goes up. It should be large enough to store my 6 lipos in.

But in the meantime, I bought 2 ammo boxes at the surplus store.

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