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Old 11-12-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default Safety of Orion/Peak 3200 Lipo packs

I am trying to convince our local track to allow lipo packs, specifically the Orion/Peak 3200 hard cased packs.

I am looking for any evidence of these packs igniting, catching fire, doing damage, etc. In addition, if someone has had one of these pack catch fire, how long did it take to put out, how serious was the fire, etc.

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Good luck finding one.
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I am trying to convince our local track to allow lipo packs, specifically the Orion/Peak 3200 hard cased packs.

I am looking for any evidence of these packs igniting, catching fire, doing damage, etc. In addition, if someone has had one of these pack catch fire, how long did it take to put out, how serious was the fire, etc.

Thanks to all.
Nothing happen with the Orion pack. They have a solder fuse in them that will pop if they short out. If you horrendously over charge them they will swell up and the case will split but it will not catch on fire or explode. Kokam has a feature built into their cells that makes them super safe.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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I think you will find that there have been NO reports of these failing.
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Sorry, so far my LiPo 3200's have performed flawlessly, except for the time that I hooked up the + and - backwards to the ESC. When I did that it toasted the connections internally to the cells inside the LiPo hardcase, kinda like blowing a fuse inside your car.
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The Orion Carbon`s are the safest battery`s available today....
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Sorry, so far my LiPo 3200's have performed flawlessly, except for the time that I hooked up the + and - backwards to the ESC. When I did that it toasted the connections internally to the cells inside the LiPo hardcase, kinda like blowing a fuse inside your car.
You can fix them pretty easily. BTDT a few times...LOL...I have 4800 and 3200 packs and occasionally I get in a big hurry.
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Sorry cant throw any dirt at my 3200's and 4800's either. I've had a few sets now since the were first released, both have been flawless. The 3200 is well worth the $89 price tag.
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I was told by a race director that IF the battery were to catch fire there are chemicals in the battery that would extinguish the fire right away. Again that is a big if
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Yesterday, 6 of us who have never used LiPo's, raced them for the first time. I'm happy to say that the track is still standing.

Seriously, we're oval racers. The packs have been used a little more in oval and I haven't heard of one failure.
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I was told by a race director that IF the battery were to catch fire there are chemicals in the battery that would extinguish the fire right away. Again that is a big if
It's probably more correct to say that the chemistry won't sustain combustion.

They can puff and get kinda hot, but they won't burn/ignite.
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After one year racing with only one Kokan/Orion 3200 Lipo, at club races, I have to say that I'm surprised with it's performance!
Not only has the slightest breakdown, but it still gives the punch and run time as 12 months ago!!
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If I recall correctly, Mr. Black posted a while back that they had not had one single report of property damage from a Lipo pack, while it was a very common occurrence for NiMh.
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no probs with my lipos from orion
love them and if i had the money id buy the company
but for 1/12 still gota run c cells and that sucks
i hate them those c cells
they have to invent a lipo for 1/12
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After one year racing with only one Kokan/Orion 3200 Lipo, at club races, I have to say that I'm surprised with it's performance!
Not only has the slightest breakdown, but it still gives the punch and run time as 12 months ago!!
Ditto - Couldn't have said it better myself....... but I would add - If your race director allows 4200 IB's (**Boom Batteries**) and Not the Orion 3200, then he's got is head.... buried where the sun don't shine....


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