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Old 11-22-2006, 10:45 PM
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can i charge my lipo batteries while i am driving/car is on? i've heard mixed reports on this.

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Old 11-23-2006, 04:50 AM
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Tell us how things work out on that way of saving time.
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Old 11-23-2006, 01:54 PM
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Default is that sarcasm i detect? forums do not afford inflection in ones posting voice...

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Tell us how things work out on that way of saving time.
not sure what you mean? Really, I was asking a serious question and wondering what the downside or pitfalls of charging while car is running are, if any? Is fire more likely? Does it provide a poor quality charge?
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:57 PM
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I did it routinely when my previous RC flying field was an hour drive from my home. Never had a problem, once I learned to connect the charger (Triton) AFTER the car engine was running and disconnect it BEFORE switching off the car since it didn`t work the other way around, but maybe it`s only a caracteristic of my car`s electric system (a 1999 Mercury Sable Wagon)? When I was charging my power packs while driving, I put everything on the front passenger floor and made sure that positive and negative alligator clips could in no circumstance touch each other. Never had a problem doing it.
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Old 11-23-2006, 04:46 PM
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I would,nt think it's very safe with li-po's, but that's just my opinion.

What if something went wrong during the charge process? smoke/fire/ pack swelling.... you might be off the road before you know it.
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Old 11-23-2006, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Car147 View Post
I would,nt think it's very safe with li-po's, but that's just my opinion.

What if something went wrong during the charge process? smoke/fire/ pack swelling.... you might be off the road before you know it.
good point. i will charge while parked in my garage in the future. thank you for the helpful reply....
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