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Sep 23, 2014, 10:10 AM
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An inexpensive, safe LiPo charging solution

I was looking for a “box” I could mount outside my house on the concrete garage wall to charge LiPos. It had to be small, easily accessible, weatherproof, and non-flammable. I decided on an electrical “load center”. It is all metal and the door opens and closes easily. I removed the front plate, stripped out everything inside, and covered the entire back surface with Velcro so I can easily change my charger and batteries. I even wired a weatherproof switch to it so I can shut down everything a simple click.

Cutler-Hammer Outdoor Main Lug Load Center - $24.47 at Home Depot
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Sep 23, 2014, 10:57 AM
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Pretty clever and very nice first post!
Sep 23, 2014, 10:32 PM
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since heat and flame generally go up, a metal divider between the lipos and the charger might be a good idea!
Sep 24, 2014, 08:27 AM
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LiPo smoke is highly corrosive. Everything in the box will be unusable if one LiPo explodes, even if not exposed to flames.
Sep 29, 2014, 09:46 PM
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What a great idea, probably aughta follow Julez advise though and keep
non charging batteries in a seperate area....
Sep 29, 2014, 10:03 PM
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Great Idea and re-purpose of a load center. ^5 not a negative thing to say Kool ..

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