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Re-configuring a lipo pack

Old 07-10-2008, 03:22 PM
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I purchased a 4 pack battery that was manufactured with each pack end-to-end and is too long for my aircraft. I would like to reconfigure the pack to half it's length (and doubling it's thickness) by removing the shrink wrap, separate it into 2 two-packs by snipping the two wires connecting the center two packs, place the 2 packs against each other (face to face), and reconnect them (using solder and shrink tube), and shrink wrap the two pack together. Or, if there is enough wire to allow it, I would just remove the original shrink casing, bend the pack in half and re-shrink wrap it.

Anybody see any problem with doing this?
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:52 PM
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I don't see why not as long as you have the soldering skills to do this properly.

Be extra careful soldering on a lipo. I don't think I would attempt it with my skills on an iron.:o I am getting better though.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:59 PM
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Remember..... HEAT KILLS. If you are good at soldering, get in and get out. You should be fine. I use a good trigger gun and I won't use anything else. Matt
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:57 PM
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Also remember: If you use a trigger-operated soldering gun, it's a good idea to keep your electric motors (& servos) several feet away. The AC field in those soldering guns can demagnetize the motor magnets.
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Yes, this is true. Thanks for that injection. Matt


Originally Posted by gyrocptr View Post
Also remember: If you use a trigger-operated soldering gun, it's a good idea to keep your electric motors (& servos) several feet away. The AC field in those soldering guns can demagnetize the motor magnets.
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