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Ok so I got my first lipo packs today in the mail, and now they are sitting in a safe bag next to my desk... I'm eying them off cautiously, as if they might explode in to flames any second.

Where should I put these things so I can stop staring at them?

I haven't been able to put any conncetors on them yet so i cant plug them into my charger to check that they are at a safe storage voltage, but I assume that they would be sent at the storage voltage.
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Read up on lipo'shttp://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.htmlThey're not as dangerous as most people think,give them the proper respect and you'll be fine...Credit to finding the link goes to Duster_360...
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I store my Lipos inside a metal lunchbox.
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well if your not going to use it often discharge them down to 3.3v per cell and put in a ziplock back and store in your frig. but if you mean for normal use then still keep at same voltage and just keep in a safe place your on a rc truck site so im guessing there hard cased? there still dangerous, dont throw them, drop them, or anything like that. lipos have came a very long way over the last 6 yrs
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Originally Posted by wollow86
Ok so I got my first lipo packs today in the mail, and now they are sitting in a safe bag next to my desk... I'm eying them off cautiously, as if they might explode in to flames any second.

Where should I put these things so I can stop staring at them?

I haven't been able to put any conncetors on them yet so i cant plug them into my charger to check that they are at a safe storage voltage, but I assume that they would be sent at the storage voltage.
Lipo danger is totally overhyped, as long as you don't do anything dumb with them, odds are you'll never have a prob from them. I'd advise borrowing a DVM/MM from somebody and checking the voltage now. I check all new ones I get as soon as I open the box. Most are fine, but you do occasionally find one with a low cell - sooner you find that out the sooner you can deal with it and get a replacement. For some sellers, soldering the plug means you own it whether its good or not. You want to be sure its good before then.

Everyone in this hobby should have a DVM/MM as part of their tools, Cheapies do a fine job, I paid $1.95 for mine and it gets used a bunch. Get one!
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As long as you keep them out of your microwave and make sure not to leave them lying around in the middle of any major highways you should be okay. A fireproof bag or metal box is a good start
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Read up on lipo'shttp://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.htmlThey're not as dangerous as most people think,give them the proper respect and you'll be fine...Credit to finding the link goes to Duster_360...
Thanks for that link. Everything you could want to know about lipos really.

Thanks for the comments guys, I have a mm around here somewhere... I'll check those packs.
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Originally Posted by epoweredrc
put in a ziplock back and store in your frig.

That's a first. We're not talking about veggies here. What's a ziploc bag gonna do? And the cold of the fridge can't be good for them.
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The ziploc is to prevent condensation on the lipo when you pull them out for use - I let mine stand, in the bag, for a full 24hrs before charging and putting them back into service.

And as a longer term storage method, I've not read, seen or heard of a better one. FYI - the big lipo guys like TP and Hyperion use refrigerated storage.
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If I know I won't be racing for a bit, I make sure my batteries are at a storage charge and then I put them in the fridge. If someone were to look in my fridge right now, they would find only beer, wine(a gift) and LiPos Oh I think there might be some Ketchup in there too.

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If I know I won't be racing for a bit, I make sure my batteries are at a storage charge and then I put them in the fridge. If someone were to look in my fridge right now, they would find only beer, wine(a gift) and LiPos Oh I think there might be some Ketchup in there too.
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Originally Posted by racer53
Read up on lipo'shttp://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.htmlThey're not as dangerous as most people think,give them the proper respect and you'll be fine...Credit to finding the link goes to Duster_360...

Great info in that link...... learned a lot reading that write up. Thanks for posting this link, I will need to pass it along to my father.
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great link!
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Originally Posted by nitrokings
great link!
Had a quick read.. and yes an awesome write up, the thing that prevents me buying cheap ones is that they give off Oxygen and there's nothing that's going to stop a fire if one starts, hence I buy the best I can, it's just too dangerous otherwise.
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