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Old 04-09-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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After seeing many videos of lipos setting on fire and reading horror stories of how some have gone into flames without mishandling them, I've become very paranoid.

As of now, I have my lipo stored in a flower pot made of clay with a brick on top of the flower pot. I was hoping to incorporate a cinderblock into keeping the fire contained if there be one. (Battery inside cinderblock, covered by bricks.) Something tells me the flower pot is not quite enough, as the videos online show some immense flames.

I was thinking about purchasing a metal box meant for ammo or tools..

What do you guys think? How do ya'll store your lipos?

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Old 04-09-2011, 11:30 PM   #2
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Hello all, please move if in wrong section..


After seeing many videos of lipos setting on fire and reading horror stories of how some have gone into flames without mishandling them, I've become very paranoid.

As of now, I have my lipo stored in a flower pot made of clay with a brick on top of the flower pot. I was hoping to incorporate a cinderblock into keeping the fire contained if there be one. (Battery inside cinderblock, covered by bricks.) Something tells me the flower pot is not quite enough, as the videos online show some immense flames.

I was thinking about purchasing a metal box meant for ammo or tools..

What do you guys think? How do ya'll store your lipos?

Thanks!
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my lipos were stored all winter and no problems , my 1s lipos are now stored in said lipo bag , and also no problems , set your charger to storage and forget about them !!!!

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Old 04-10-2011, 12:07 AM   #3
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I have checked those out.. those seem to be a hit or miss in the videos. Some simply tear apart.
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If they haven't swollen or deformed there shouldn't be much to be overly concerned about.
Some Lipo's come with manufacturer instructions.
Mine pretty much say "do not store in humid or hot places."
What I've also heard is that they don't like vast temperatue changes either, so garage and sheds aren't really the best place. However, in saying that, before I read that comment (in another thread) I had always just stored mine either inside in a closet with the rest of my gear or in may garage, and have never had an issue with them.
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I have an Ammo Box I put all my LiPo's in when storing them and a LiPo bag for the track. I don't think there is much risk of fire when storing, just when charging discharging but it's always wise to take precautions. One LiPo that I thought was dead was in my garage all winter that got down to easily minus 25 celsius. Brought it in the house when I got a new charger and after it thawed out it charged up no problem. Been using it for a couple months now and it's fine
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Thanks guys.

Any difference between the dynamite lipo bag and other brands? Or is it just the name/color? Construction and material seem like the same, and the price jumps from 7 dollars to 30 dollars.
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