Originally posted by Frank B
Hmm, the more I read about li-po's the more I dislike them. It seems that whatever you do wrong to them will cause them to blow up in your face.
Discharge them at too high a rate: "puff".
Charge them at slightly too high a voltage: "puff".
Discharge them too deep: "puff".
You just have a bad day and select to charge your li-po's: "puff".
And peoples advice is to charge them in a box filed with sand, never charge them unatended, and transport them in fire proof containers.
I'm amazed that it is at all legal to sell and use li-po's. They are dangerous. I know they give far more power and have less weight than conventional cells, but is it realy worth the risk of burning your house down just for that?
Hyperbole. Life is dangerous. Resourceful people learn to cope. Intelligent risk-taking is rewarded. Carelessness is punished. What works for me may not work for you and vice versa.