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Old 01-22-2011, 10:05 AM   #11
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Re: LiPo Battery "Q's"

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They just seem to me to be rather delicate for something that might be beaten on pretty heavily in an R/C truck, for example...
lipos designed for that purpose have a hard case.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:53 PM   #12
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Re: LiPo Battery "Q's"

A lot of good information here. Here is my simple opinion:

It really comes down to this
-Charge them at the right voltage!
-Don't poke holes in them
-and dont drop them off your second floor.

Follow that and your good to go lol. They arn't dangeourous at all, the only time i ever had an incident with one was when i was first getting in to the hobby and for some dumb reason i charged a 5000mah 3 cell at the voltage of a 5 cell! Of course it swelled up and i threw it out side, and before you know it the neighbors were at our door saying our lawn was on fire haha.

But if you charge them at the right voltage and don't abuse them, you will never have a problem! Don't let fear of them stop you from using them, sure they could cause damage but so would a fork if you stuck it in an outlet, but you wouldn't do that now would you! LiPo batteries are great, half the weight of NiMh and a little more power if you ask me!

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Old 01-29-2011, 12:56 AM   #13
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Re: LiPo Battery "Q's"

LiPo are the best available option at the present but you just have to take care of few things such as don not charge it on or near ant thing that catches fire easily or rather say flammable and have a look when you are charging .
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:10 PM   #14
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Re: LiPo Battery "Q's"

i was worried about lipos as well just got back into the hobby and they were pretty dauting but luckly my crawler came with a great charger that detects what kind of lipo it is and has a balance feature which will extend the life of your lipos alot, also using a proper esc with voltage cutoff or an add on voltage cutoff will really save your packs.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:03 PM   #15
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Re: LiPo Battery "Q's"

i hear this about lipos all the time how they r dangerous but if you have a decent balance based charger there is basically zero danger and the bennefits far out weigh the scare talk that everyine seems to get into anytime you mention lipo's they weigh a ton less they have amazing c ratings for awsome amounts of power and if you want to achieve top speeds like me nothing else is even an option I did 91 mph in my traxxas today cant do that with a 10 pound nimh lol im not saying dont take precautions but no more than common sense dictates dont charge them on flamable surfaces but I think that goes for any batt and dont try to overcharge them like a nimh the mah rating is the top do not go 110 or 130% like I do with nimh and enjoy breaking all the speed revcords you can
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