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Jun 30, 2004, 10:00 AM
Pete Foss
Pete Foss

Re: Hobbico Fast Field Charger + LiPo battery = Bonfire

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--- Chuck Baker <> wrote:
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> One of the guys was charging a 2-cell 1400mAH LiPo at the field last
> night
> in the back of his pickup truck on one of those new Hobbico Fast
> Field
> Chargers (the one that can charge LiPos).
> This particular charger "automatically" determines the number of LiPo
> cells
> (it is not selectable by the user).
> Anyway, it must have chosen 3 cells instead of 2. He noticed that
> the pack
> was swelling up, so he pulled it off the charger and set it on the
> ground
> (out of the truck!).
> A short time later, he was treated to two successive fireballs - one
> for
> each cell.

I've had no problems with mine but I think I will only use it for three
cell packs so if it guesses wrong, I'm safe.

Pete Foss
Skymasters RC of Michigan

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