STOP--- READ NOW --- lipo saftey while charging.

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STOP--- READ NOW --- lipo saftey while charging.

Post by zooman » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:27 pm

This guy almost lost everything he owns.
He still has his family and clothes on there backs and saved some pets.
Eveything else gone.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1201043

This can be anyone of us that charge lipo's. Be ready for the worst.

One of the post (31 page 3 ) tells a way of protecting the lipo with a cement block and some sand. Worth checking out. Could save you and your family.

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Post by KiZ » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:54 pm

I have said it many times before and I will say it many times again. Lipos are great but must be treated with respect. Safe storage and charging. Keep them in fireproof containers for both.

It's a shame for the guy. It's a shame that he had to learn his lesson this way, but I'm glad he and his family is safe.
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Post by Sharkey_t » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:42 pm

i havent been using lipo that long, but one thing i did learn is not to use cheap packs. all the horror stories i hear are all from cheap hong kong packs. the guys at my lhs keep telling me that they hear stories all the time of the cheap lipos catching fire. its a shame people will risk their house and family just to save $20 by buying some cheap lipos

now i feel for the guy, however he made a lot of mistakes from just reading his first post

1- he was charging packs inside. its best not to, but if you have to you can do it
2- he left the charger unattended. never do that, worst thing you can do
3- wasnt using a lipo safe or fireproof container.
4- he didnt have an extinguisher close by
5- he didnt pay attention when setting the charger up
6- using cheap lipos

ive actualy read that your house insurance can be void if the packs you have are built with non approved cells. im not sure how they would ever tell, however you can find out yourself by find out out what cells are in your packs and find out from your insurance company if they are ok. i know when i looked into it, turnigy packs are not made with an approved cell. id bet his insurance will be void and those 6 mistakes may leave him financially ruined

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Post by Squid » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:38 pm

That sucks.......
And due to the nature of this post, it will be made a Global announcement so everyone sees it!

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Post by sixOHfour » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:46 pm

well, after seeing this i think ill charge the lipo's ive got in the fireplace!
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Post by cantkillthesavage » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:53 pm

I charge mine outside, its a bit of a pain, but its a whole lot safer.

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Post by -SavageSam- » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:36 am

Dont need to read it same story different guy...

Charge them in a lipo safe bag always
Keep an eye on them while charging
Store them in a lipo safe bag always
Only take them out of the bag to put into the car
Allow cooling time before charging them
Make sure you set them up properly to charge
Cheap or pricey lipo's same rules

You will never have a problem with them if you follow the simple lipo management rules, if you dont well the told you so comment comes to mind each and every time these threads come up.

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Post by toysoldier » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:50 am

ive got a lipo safe bag and I dont use it. I think im gonna start using it. I dont leave it to charge unattended im always around but I dont always put it in the bag. Im gonna get another bag to store them in as well.

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Post by xtremesavage » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:12 am

When I first started messing with Lipo's I was scared of them, I would charge them outside.
But now, The scared wore off. And I am not as safe as could & should be.

So I will be fixing this issue right away.
Thanx zooman, for the slap of reality

I dont know if I'd beleive every bit of info at the LHS, They are in the business of selling.
99% of these accidents are human error IMO
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Post by Ausar » Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:09 pm

*censored*!  Lipos are dangerous like that?????
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