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Old 02-08-2010, 02:28 AM   #111
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also....i may be wrong and it may have been mentioned..but i dont think you are supposed to use water on chemical fire? .....checmical extinguisher is in order i think....but your ok= main thing.....i think of lipo's as mini nuclear bombs and treat them that way!
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:12 AM   #112
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Re: LIPO Fire *** WARNING ***

People get absolutely carried away on these threads and make lipos out to be almost nucleur in power and in sensitivity, redunkulous!!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:54 AM   #113
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Re: LIPO Fire *** WARNING ***

Common sense would prevent 90% of charging hazards. ANY battery can cause a fire if shorted out. The charger failure was unavoidable in this case. I've been using the B6 type for hundreds of charge cycles with LIPO's with no problems. The display tells you the condition and status of each cell. They are great for charging many types of batteries and I use it to charge my TX nicads. The tricky bit is figuring out the proper settings to run the charger with various types of batteries. Using the wrong setting can damage the battery as it must be set correctly. Mine came with no instructions so some time was spent just figuring out how to set it properly. Other than the instructions, the B6 type chargers are great (just get a good power supply if you want to charge with house current). Both my charger and power supply was purchased on eb*y for about $58 USD. LIPO charging bags are also available cheap (about $5).
I always charge my LIPO's on a fireproof tray and nearby for safety sake.
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