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Old 10-13-2007, 10:23 PM   #31
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I wasn't insinuating that you're dumb. All I really meant is that youth is often accompanied by a sense of being invincible. Anyway, it looks like you're using good packs, and treating them with respect, so that's definitely the most important thing. It's probably the lack of those two things that causes some huge majority of battery failures. I just want them to be "safe" when I'm not around to intervene if something goes wrong, like while I'm sleeping, or letting the batteries ride shotgun. :-O
I know, just saying, I dont take stuff offensive, especially when posting knowing you will most likely get flamed...

I know what you mean, it made me think some more... I will buy a lipo sack when I get some cash.... Mom and Dad wouldnt be to happy if my lipos blew up lol
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I'll never claim to be the smartest guy around......

Do we race cell phones??

I really think compairing a cell phone battery to a r/c lipo batter is like comparing a 4300 nimh cell to a AA...

I guess what I'm trying to say....... If you start seeing adds on tv about the cell phone batteries producing more power.... You just might want to get a pocket lipo sack.

I havent heard of any1 in AUS racing cell phones...but it is a bloody good idea....

It is really quite simple......treat them right....follow the instructions...and you should be safe.....

i charge my nmih in my bedroom.....at about 8 amps.....and that is because i know where the limits of the packs are and i know that they'll be fine coz 90% of the time ill be there supervising the packs as they charge.

i think u have more of a chance of getting laid by a random then your batteries blowing up on you.!
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:48 AM   #33
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Wow this thread got a lot more traction than I expected. I really do apreciate all the comments from all who posted. Each post has some good info and some excelent discussions were brought forth. This thread shows how discussion not bashing can really help all in the hobby. Dang that sounded a bit sappy did'nt it
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:33 PM   #34
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doesn't hurt to exercise caution. see link below.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ght=lexus+fire
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doesn't hurt to exercise caution. see link below.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ght=lexus+fire
Four years ago? Weren't we running 3000's? Wait, no, I was running 1500's in my evader ST in my backyard. Things have come a long way.
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So after a brutal round of qualifying we should put them out side or in a case or some thing.?

Theres no prevention, just preparation. Be ready. Have a bucket of salt water ready at the end of each pit table. Like thats going to happen. The battery will blow and the only thing anyone will do is watch, because there will be no water.

That could have happened with any battery. Be ready and know what to do when it happens.
That would be a good thread. A what to do in the case of thread.
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Four years ago? Weren't we running 3000's? Wait, no, I was running 1500's in my evader ST in my backyard. Things have come a long way.
I remember a lot 3000's flying out the door when they first came out. Man those things were melting left and right. They couldn't take the heat. That is the light blue ones I think they were Panasonic.?
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Four years ago? Weren't we running 3000's? Wait, no, I was running 1500's in my evader ST in my backyard. Things have come a long way.
in the context of lipo & storage specifically.. have we really come a long way?

(apart from widespread usage across all classes & increase in capacity)
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in the context of lipo & storage specifically.. have we really come a long way?

(apart from widespread usage across all classes & increase in capacity)
Well you see, a lot more classes have started using lipos and capacity has more then increased.

But in reality, demand for a (better) product wins overall (insert industrial history lesson here). Orion for example, would most likely not risk their reputation and the luxury SUVs of their customers to make a quick buck using inferior products. It would be Sony laptop battery lawsuit all over again, but with a small RC company (in comparison to Sony) that only so much to loose before it is game over.

Oh, and we have lipo sacks. I don't know if they were around four years ago but they puff up really cool when a battery explodes in them.
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in the context of lipo & storage specifically.. have we really come a long way?

(apart from widespread usage across all classes & increase in capacity)

Well...yeah...we have a battery that won't go up in flames. I would think that for all the over-cautious guys, that would suffice.

Nobody has pointed out a single Orion battery that has gone off and they say they've never had a single report of any property damage from their LiPos. NiMh yes...LiPo...no. I say save the ammo boxes for the batteries that need them...NiMh.
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Manufacturers have improved the safety of the cells in that time. Well, some of them have. Battery technology is far from perfect, but it does seem to improve with time, and will surely continue to do so. We will always be caught somewhere in the wake of battery technology, and should do our best to adapt and evolve as it improves.
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