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Old 10-15-2009, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This all happened an hour ago.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what started it all ?
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure I was charging my lipos in the garage. It was probably 1 of the 2 that were charging exploded which set of the other lipos around it I had 9 lipos in the same area 4 are totally destroyed looks as if they exploded while 5 look like they were damaged by the fire , but didn't explode.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lipo-sack?
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry for your loss, at least the damage appears to be confined to your work bench and the fire didnt burn down your house/garage and make the 9 o clock news like some poor fella did a week or so ago.

(moves charging lipo into view while typing post)
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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WOOOOOOOW! Thanks for sharing that!
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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That is scary! Did the charger indicate that one of the cells were bad? What charger is that you're using?

Has anyone seen these things start on fire while just being stored. Makes me worry, I've got Lipos all over the house.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That is horrifying......

What model charger is that?
What model ballancer did you use?
What settings did you program to have this happen?

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Old 11-04-2009, 09:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That is scary, seeing your work bench on fire. I charge my lipos in a metal box much like a small safe, I just leave a small opening for the charger wires to go in and pluged in an outlet with built-in over current protection. It may not be fool proof, but it might help in case it explode into flames.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing that...
I charge my lipos always in lipo bags, at least it give me some time...
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default +1 charging my lipos in the big safety bag...

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Thanks for sharing that...
I charge my lipos always in lipo bags, at least it give me some time...
I charge my lipos in large size of safety bag, two at once and leave my other fully charged in the metal case. This is a warning for all of us - safety is the first thing to learn/know before anything else in this hobby.
Beside, my charger charges 0.5A or 1A all the time, taking 2-4hr to fully charge 2200mAh or 2450mAh. I know it's slow but better than sorry. Good luck everyone!!
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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my charger charges 0.5A or 1A all the time, taking 2-4hr to fully charge 2200mAh or 2450mAh. I know it's slow but better than sorry.
Actually charging at a slower rate is good for your cells.

Your cells will live longer this way.

Most flyers are more concerned with charging "as fast as possible" this actually shortens the life of your cells.

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