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Old Oct 14, 2003, 06:22 PM
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In stating his opinion, I think whanderson covered all the bases, from pooh-poohing the tone of the Guide (paranoia) to issuing his own warning that LiPo failures can be devastating. That bottom line is especially interesting: If you never make a mistake by inadvertently abusing the cells, and if you always follow the manufacturer's instructions, you'll be fine. In other words, if you're perfect and never make mistakes, you won't have any problems with LiPos. Of course, that doesn't address the issue of a malfunction over which the user has no control, such as a glitching charger or unseen short in the cell.

The Guide represents a lot of input from a lot of people with a lot of lithium experience, as well as a lot of hard work from Jim McPherson. As such, I value it much more highly than the cursory opinion of any individual.
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