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Old 04-30-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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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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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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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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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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