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Old Apr 19, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Lipid don't like 50 degree weather when in use be it charging or discharging.


Lipid like the cold when being stored. I keep all of my batteries in a mini fridge
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Been Thinking alot about this subject. I want to design a safe charging station for my garage. Something that is realistic for use. I fly at home a lot. right now I have a folding table in the garage that sits in the middle of one bay when charging. I have a metal bucket that I put over the battery and charger. I will charge when flying in the front yard.. Any suggestions? I have been out of the hobby for about 7 years. I love these new cells and affordable brushless systems.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 04:02 PM
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You would if you lived where it gets cold in the winter, can't store them outside.
I store mine in small air tight containers like food tubs and put them all in a plastic cooler box,,,they might all burn one day but they are outside where they cant kill my familly,,,,oh ye and i put little packets of silica i think its called to soak up any moisture in the tubs.when i go fly i just pick up the cooler box and leave,,have all my lipos and the box doubles as a small table and a seat.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 05:32 PM
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>> I will charge when flying in the front yard.. Any suggestions?
Yes: Don't charge when flying in the front yard.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 03:54 AM
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Would NEVER store inside my home !
You got a better option? Not all of us have an outside shed.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 09:13 PM
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I will post pictures of a fire department approved lipo chargeing station. That will be good for inside a wooden house

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You got a better option? Not all of us have an outside shed.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 01:11 AM
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I will post pictures of a fire department approved lipo chargeing station. That will be good for inside a wooden house
I'd like to see the pictures. When a battery smokes, it's going to smell up the room it's in.

For my charging station, I use cinder blocks with poly sandbags on top. The idea is that fire melts the bag, which dumps the sand into the cavity and puts out the fire. All this is done outdoors - but that's a lot easier where I live.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 06:50 AM
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You got a better option? Not all of us have an outside shed.
I dont put in shed,,its a plastic cooler box,,,water proof,and double wall if you chech them out,so hot cold rain snow they are quit well protected as they are also inside the tubs and place a piece of styrofoam in the bottom when its very cold to help ,,,like i say i might loose all my lipos in one fire but not my house ,,,lipos are soooo cheap these days id put them in a plastic bag in the yard rather than in the house.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:35 AM
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Doesn't plastic burn?

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Old Apr 21, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Doesn't plastic burn?

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Sure does but so does your house lol,,,its outside and away from my familly and thats all i care about dude.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Dude?? Since when is that a UK term?

mw (x-SoCal now Sierra Nevada dude)
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 11:07 PM
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how not to "grenade" your lipos

hmmmm.....what happens when a solid rapidly turns into a vapor inside an air tight container? hint - the army likes throwing baseball sized objects that do the exact same thing

if ur using ammo boxes, REMOVE THE RUBBER SEAL so the gases can escape in the event of a fire! they r designed to keep the elements out of the box, not to contain things inside.

not my vid
Lipoexplosion in einer Munitionskiste (2 min 1 sec)
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 11:23 PM
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I will post pics of my set up and for sure smoke will be the damage and hopefully not the fire.

My major problem is i will be chargeing large lipos that will have lots of kinetic energy or whatever it is called for lipos.

with a set up that has basically no oxygen and can handle a blast ot explosion, this is thew idea to contain that situation.

setting up the "oil rag" chargeing staion wil be kind of a hastle, due to the fact the charger and batteries don't fit as well as I want

smoke damage is the least of my worries

outdoors is out of the question with my small areas outside my house
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I'd like to see the pictures. When a battery smokes, it's going to smell up the room it's in.

For my charging station, I use cinder blocks with poly sandbags on top. The idea is that fire melts the bag, which dumps the sand into the cavity and puts out the fire. All this is done outdoors - but that's a lot easier where I live.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 02:06 AM
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>> kinetic energy ... explosion

LiPos don't explode, and they have no relevant kinetic energy.
Don't believe everything that's written on the internet.

That's what usually done in the flying field. Put them separately from the nitro fuel, so they can't set anything on fire. In the very rare event that one starts to burn... well, let it burn
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 08:36 AM
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hmmmm.....what happens when a solid rapidly turns into a vapor inside an air tight container? hint - the army likes throwing baseball sized objects that do the exact same thing

if ur using ammo boxes, REMOVE THE RUBBER SEAL so the gases can escape in the event of a fire! they r designed to keep the elements out of the box, not to contain things inside.

not my vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuH01...eature=related
What was in the box? Was the seal removed? Was it a lipo pack? How large?
Without knowing what was in the box, the value of the video is in question.
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