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Old Mar 02, 2004, 09:34 PM
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LiPoly Battery Explosions are REAL

My LiPoly battery exploded while being charged this evening. I do not recall the make of the 1100 maH battery, but I was using the Kokam Lipo-402 charger - that is not a slam, I am just reporting the set up.

Thank goodness I bought a Pyrex dish Tuesday!!! The only damage (other than the loss of my GWS Dragonfly and radio equipment) is a piece of remnant carpeting and two small (230 maH) batteries and a magazine nearby. I also have that lovely burnt plastic smell as a remembereance.

I will NEVER again charge a LiPoly battery in the plane. The fireball illuminated the upstairs part of the house, and it was 'around a corner' from the stairs!!!

I do not know if it will happen to you, but it happened to ME!!!!
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