Thread: Careful! Lipo Fires Are Real!!!!
View Single Post
Old Jun 25, 2008, 04:25 PM
edge_pilot is online now
Find More Posts by edge_pilot
From a Different Planet!
edge_pilot's Avatar
Lagrange, Ohio
Joined Jun 2005
1,089 Posts
Thats probably a good idea.

Just to let everyone know another horror story of LiPo batteries! Last week my brothers house burnt down due to LiPo being charged in the garage. He was checking on them every so often but it only took a few minutes to cause the fire, It went from no puff, no heat to flames in under 10 minutes. A 5000 mah 3 cell battery exploded and lit the house on fire, They lost EVERYTHING! His 2 girls, wife + him made it out OK. This woke me up, I will nopt quit using LiPo's, but I treat them with more respect now. This battery has been charged before (not new), He was using a good charger, and he was charging it at a safe rate. This proves to me a MUST for a fire proof container to charge them inside of!!!!!!!!
edge_pilot is online now Find More Posts by edge_pilot
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: E-Flite Carbon Z T-28 BIG &...
Reply With Quote