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Old Aug 03, 2003, 11:49 PM
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sorry to hear about this. come on, though, noone has ever seen a nicad or nimh pack catch fire? anything that stores potential electrical energy is dangerous. last year 1/3 of our field was burned when a nicad pack shorted out somehow midair, catching the weeds on fire. any battery technology is dangerous, and shrinkwrapped packs and manually settable charge rates make ALL rc batteries 'use at your own risk'.

also, any battery that has been in a crash needs to be carefully inspected. I've dented cells to the point of shorting out an 800ar pack in a hard crash, rip the shrink off as quickly as possible and check it out...
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