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Old 08-03-2010, 05:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
CyprusDave
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There is a way to safely dispose of LiPo batteries, and as they don't contain any heavy metals, they are OK to dispose of with normal waste. First, discharge it as low as possible. Clipping on a car brake light bulb, or headlight bulb for higher capacity packs, is good for this, as it doesn't take too long, and you can tell the pack is discharged when the light goes out Then puncture the outer cover of each cell, using a plastic blade. Then drop the battery in a bucket of salt water for a couple of days. After that, it can safely be thrown away.

Haven't seen this posted for a while, so probably worth repeating.

BTY, best to do all this outdoors, away from anything combustible, just to be safe
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