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Old 11-30-2008, 01:26 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how I am spose to safely dipose of a LiPo battery pack. I have just been shown by my LHS the end results of a exploded pack and do not wish to have one in my possession!

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You use to be able to take old rechargable batteries to Radio Shack. If you have one in your area give them a call.
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whats wrong with the pack?
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Does anyone know how I am spose to safely dipose of a LiPo battery pack. I have just been shown by my LHS the end results of a exploded pack and do not wish to have one in my possession!

Thanks in advance...
Did you by any chance get some pictures? I know that they can go off like a hand-grenade.
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whats wrong with the pack?
Nothing that i am aware off... I bought it 2nd hand and am not currently using it and would like to get rid off it before it does go up to crap...

Might have to just dig a hole and bury it!
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Did you by any chance get some pictures? I know that they can go off like a hand-grenade.
No sorry didn't think of it... It was in a RTR helicopter or what was left off it. the customer had been using it, put it down next to his Plasma went out with his family and came back to a burning chopper after the pack exploded. HE DID LEAVE IT CONNECTED THOUGH!!!!!

Anyone got any ideas on disposal??
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I just noticed where you are. I don't think there are Radio Shacks there.

If the battery is good sell it or give it to someone that will use it.
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Sorry no Radio Shack here... Must be just an American company!
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Nothing will happen if you look after the pack. dont be scared of it. If you dont want it, give it to someone. I have been told that to dispose of LiPo's you can soak them in salt water for a while and then throw them out. Anyone know if this is true???
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ok just found this

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The salt water bath works only if you do it properly. That is, you must first discharge the pack completely by putting a low load (never a dead short) across the pack such as a motor, light bulb, or resistor and let it sit until the pack reads zero volts. Then use a new # 11 blade to slice a very small incision through the outer pouch along an edge where you can not stick the blade into the plates. ONLY THEN- drop the cells/pack into salt water. You may see a few bubbles appear in the water and maybe not. Let it sit for 24 hours (not until the water evaporates!) and you can dispose of the cells/pack in the trash. Don't tell me this does not work as I have done it many times. I have even dissected a pack so neutralized and stuck the plates in a torch flame to see if they ignited. All that happened is that a pretty green flame pattern appeared as the copper was heated. Not old wives tales but proven empirically. Yes, if you just drop a cell in salt water, you have done half the job and it won't work.
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Nothing will happen if you look after the pack. dont be scared of it. If you dont want it, give it to someone. I have been told that to dispose of LiPo's you can soak them in salt water for a while and then throw them out. Anyone know if this is true???
Absolutely true. The salt water ionizes the chemicals in the battery rendering it inert.
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dig a hole and bury it......
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dig a hole and bury it......

A guy on Ebay is selling LiPo headstones........"Here rest Lipo 4c, he served me well."
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I heard that you just stab them in the heart and they go up in flames just like a vampire.
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I heard that you just stab them in the heart and they go up in flames just like a vampire.
wake up man... r u still having a nightmare after some vampire movie??? ... just joking...
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