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Old 10-14-2008, 06:06 PM
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Default Advice on how to store Lipo batteries

I'm new to the whole lipo battery thing and would like to know the proper procedure for storing the batteries. I'd like to do it in the most cost efficient manner. I currently use numerous 11.1V, 3 cell lipos of various Mah and use a balance charger. Can someone share a link or info on how to store...i.e. - use of a lipo normalizer...proper discharge procedure...
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Max Amps produced this and it has info on:
  • Lithium Polymer Technology
  • Lipo Safety and Handling
  • MaxAmps Packs in Action
It might have some advertisements (duh) but its good for those who are still on edge about lipos.

Besides, you cant beat the price so you have nothing to lose!


http://www.maxamps.com/Free-DVD.htm#
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:58 PM
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Perfect, and its right in my price range! Thank you for the info. Doug

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Max Amps produced this and it has info on:
  • Lithium Polymer Technology
  • Lipo Safety and Handling
  • MaxAmps Packs in Action
It might have some advertisements (duh) but its good for those who are still on edge about lipos.

Besides, you cant beat the price so you have nothing to lose!


http://www.maxamps.com/Free-DVD.htm#
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:52 AM
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mav,
the safest way i've found to store li-poly cells is in an old ceramic cookie jar!! even though li-po cells burn very hot, they won't burn thru ceramic jars!! just be sure the top has a reasonably large vent hole and your set. NEVER LEAVE A LI-PO CELL CHARGING UNATTENDED!!! THEY ARE GREAT POWER SOURCES FOR OUR MODELS, BUT WHEN ABUSED THEY CAN BE A BIG HAZARD.....
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Good advice. I will pick one up...will also get one of those lipo bags.

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the safest way i've found to store li-poly cells is in an old ceramic cookie jar!! even though li-po cells burn very hot, they won't burn thru ceramic jars!! just be sure the top has a reasonably large vent hole and your set. NEVER LEAVE A LI-PO CELL CHARGING UNATTENDED!!! THEY ARE GREAT POWER SOURCES FOR OUR MODELS, BUT WHEN ABUSED THEY CAN BE A BIG HAZARD.....
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