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Old Aug 31, 2015, 05:33 AM
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Close call..

Hi,

I have used my IMAX B6 charger to charge a brand new Walkera Runner 250 battery. I could not finish charging the battery so i have disconnected from mains and left it on a table. I have also disconnected from the big connector but NOT from the balance port. Next morning i found a smelly room at my workplace and the message that fire brigade was there over night to put our some small fire/smoke.

Leaving the battery connected to charger via balance port cause this fire or there was some problem with the battery itself?

By the way i think it was sitting on my table for many hours before it happened, at least 12 hours or so.

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Old Aug 31, 2015, 05:40 AM
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Welcome to the forum

Leaving the battery connected has caused it to discharge through the charger. This has either damaged the charger, causing smoke and/or fire, or caused the LiPo to puff and smoke/flame due to over-discharging.

Never leave a battery connected, by any of its leads, to a charger or electronic device after use. Most RC electronics don't have on/off switches and, even if they do (like some ESCs), they only put the device on standby, so they still draw a very small current and will eventually discharge the battery.
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Old Aug 31, 2015, 08:07 AM
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So what did the battery look like?
Picture?

Did you disconnect banana leads from charger leaving them in battery main connector?

Never been a report of a battery 'venting with flames' from slow discharging.
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Old Sep 01, 2015, 02:43 AM
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In all likelihood the OP left a brand new and potentially defective battery charging overnight and unattended. I hope we all know by now how very bad a practice that is.
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