Thread: Careful! Lipo Fires Are Real!!!!
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 10:17 PM
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cautious Li-Po's

The posts here are invaluable. You guys come together to share info and warn others.

Great thread for sure.

I do glo, ni-cad (old stuff now) nimh (getting pretty old stuff) and now in the past two years Li-Po.

We run Helis,planks,foamies,boats,4x4 trucks,2x cars. Converting to brushless and Li-po has just opened up a whole world for us.

Now the weight factor on a repair is not so criticle.

Planes that were too heavy because of my too many repairs, now screams accross my back yard view.

We have had our close calls. Li-po's are not something to take lightly.

I use a Wally World fire proof strong box for our charging. Drilled through the side (should seal with silicone after) and mounted wire and charging jacks from my chargers into the box.

This way I can lock it up on a charge cycle.
I even have another strong box (fire proof) that I use to store the li-po batteries in.

We have charged on hand at any point in time around 20 Li-poly batterys.

The nimh and nicad batteries have become very complacient with all of us.
I suppose in a couple of years we would treat Li-poly the same.

As for now, I have way too much invested in my workshop to take a chance while charging Li-Poly batteries.

I wouldnt let my Jeep warm up inside and neither would you.
I wouldnt use a kerosine space heater to heat my house and neither would you.
I wouldnt use a BBQ inside and neither would you.

If you did, you won't be around long.

Keep up the good work guys! keep the sunny side up on anything your doing.
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