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Old 09-07-2007, 07:53 PM   #16
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I've been in the hobby for many years and I had something very scary happen last night. My wife woke me up smelling smoke in the house. After a few minutes of searching I discovered where it was coming from. One of my batteries had vented and caused the original box I keep them in to start to burn! I'm just glad I was home! Needless to say they are now stored in the garage away from anything that might catch on fire. I mean I've always known they could but until it happens to you it really didn't soak in. Careful of where and how your storing your batteries these days!! You might be next!
Glad to hear everything worked out okay, that's very frightening. Increased awareness about proper battery storage/safety is a good thing, regardless of the chemistry.
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:06 PM   #18
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:10 PM   #19
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just dont leave them on your front seat

i thought you just stood around on that big cast of yours?
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:20 PM   #20
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i thought you just stood around on that big cast of yours?
not anymore the cast is GONE!!
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:25 AM   #21
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Well these were 3700s. About a year old. Hadn't been run in a couple of weeks. And wasn't charged. Had less than half a charge in it.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:34 AM   #22
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Well I'm glad to hear you caught the fire in time and the family is ok. I had something similar happen to me about 3 years back. Was running one of two packs outside while the other was charging inside unattended like I've done 1,000's of times before. Went back into the basement to check of the charging pack to only come across a plasticy smoke smell. From what I can guess is the pack blew and landed on carpet and burned a half a foot circle. Needless to say my hobby room now is not carpeted (which is better for those dropped screws anyhoo) and I keep a close eye on my nimh and lipos when charging.Thank the Lord for flame retardant carpeting.

Wasn't somebody going to be making a battery charge bag at one time? I thought I remember reading that somewhere, Would be a nice safety feature for the rc community.
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About a year back i had a pack of IB4200s do the exact thing to me. Luckily i just happened to be in the same room cause i had left my pack of cigarettes in the room. I didnt have any way of exstingushing the fire though because every rag or anything i could snuff the flame with was covered in laquer thinner. I totally forgot that they were soaked in it until i tryed using it to put the flames out. So i just had to grab it and throw it out the front door and watch it burn.
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Wasn't somebody going to be making a battery charge bag at one time? I thought I remember reading that somewhere, Would be a nice safety feature for the rc community.
Liposack.com for the LiPo folks. I bet it would do well for NiMH too.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:34 PM   #25
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i had an 8 cell pack EXPLODE on me. not just vent, i found them stuck to coats and burned through shoes and stuff for days after. heres a pic of some of the carnage. i shouldn't have charged those budget cells at 4 amps and left them.
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Wow that was a mess.
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I store mine in the fireplace. If they go up in flames, I can roast some marshmellows.

Glad everything worked out for you though.
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Today i was at the gate in cleveland and i heard a boom one of moe dentons batts had vented it was scary cuz he was sitting right there i don think ve ever seen someone move that fast in my life, JUST BE CAREFUL
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Liposack.com for the LiPo folks. I bet it would do well for NiMH too.
If you know of local Army surplus store the Ammo boxes work very well also and you wont be spending $30 for one.
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