Damaged LiPo?

Old 04-30-2009, 09:04 PM
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Should i toss it? I smashed into it with my tc3, shatter the hardcase, and thats whats the inside looks like.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:31 PM
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It's toast...I googled proper lipo disposal and about everything I read indicated to cut the wires off close to the pack and soak it in a bucket of salt water for 2 weeks, then you can just toss it with the regular trash.

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Yep soak the pack in salt water. havnt heard about leaving it in for 2 weeks tho. seems like quite a long time
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Sticking it in saltwater will break down the alu tabs that hold the pack together before the pack is discharged, so it will still has a lot of energy left in it.

The proper method is:

1. Discharge the pack to 0v on a low drain (like a fan, lightbuld etc).
2. Submerge in a salt bath for several days
3. Toss in the trash.

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I was told to try and charge it and see if it bloats, if it does its toast?
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Originally Posted by agarabaghi View Post
I was told to try and charge it and see if it bloats, if it does its toast?
if u do that just be careful not to burn down ur house that would be bad
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Originally Posted by academygaz View Post
Sticking it in saltwater will break down the alu tabs that hold the pack together before the pack is discharged, so it will still has a lot of energy left in it.

The proper method is:

1. Discharge the pack to 0v on a low drain (like a fan, lightbuld etc).
2. Submerge in a salt bath for several days
3. Toss in the trash.
According to Thunderpower, charging/discharging a damaged cell is a bad idea...here's the link:

http://thunderpowerrc.com/PDF/DISPOS...-BATTERIES.pdf

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