Originally Posted by davecee
It's not a fault. It's simply a matter of guys, who should know better, not following the instructions. Every piece of equipment has to be operated in the way it was designed to be operated. To deliberately NOT use the equipment as it's meant to be used means the fault lies with the user. Is it really too hard to wait 3 minutes and recheck the cell count? I'm certainly glad no one was injured, but I have to say that to repeat the same mistake says something about the person who does so. Like almost all reports of LiPo fires, it's not really the LiPOs, or the charger. IT' S THE USER NOT FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS!
I don't think that anybody deliberately doesn't use the 109 as it's meant to be used. I just think that most people don't read the manual because the only control on the charger is 1 knob, and all you do with it is set the current to 1C.
Are you really saying that anybody that doesn't read the manual and follow the directions deserves to have their house burned down?