How do YOU charge and care for YOUR LiPo's?

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As the title says "How do YOU charge and care for YOUR LiPo's"? I'm just curious to see how many people actually do the safety precautions that I have been reading so much about, or even have the extra safety equipment. There seems to be at least three extra thing you should have for your protection, a LiPo bag, a metal ammo box, and a fire extinguisher for chemical reactions. I know that if you take good care of your packs you don't have to worry as much about then turning into a angry Pixie and trying to kill you.
 

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I have a LiPo bag. Never use it. No ammo can. There’s a fire extinguisher around here somewhere.
 

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I charge and store in a 50 Cal ammo can with the lid most of the way closed, but I'm not smart enough to do it outside or in the garage. Up until about 3 days ago I had never seen a lipo go up, so I finally watched some videos. It left me feeling slightly uneasy since I have mine sitting on a wood work bench in the basement right below where I sleep. So I did what anybody else would do and threw up a smoke detector. Now I'm good... Right?
 

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$6 worth of those narrow cinder blocks and gallon baggies of sand from my backyard. Obviously for storage, but I also charge them here. Each lipo gets its own cavity and if a fire starts, the plastic bag melts and fills the offending cavity with sand. I also have a z-wave temp sensor on the underside of that counter that can kill power to my charger, trigger my home’s fire alarms, and send me a push notification if that area heats up past a set temperature.

I use an old metal tool box and Crown Royal sacks for traveling. Not a perfect solution, but better than nothing.

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I like that idea, after I get a charger I'll have to see about investing in some safety equipment.
 

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charge about 1c, and storage at about 3.8v in the suitable temperature。
 

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I used to charge and store with a lipo sack. I now charge with a Bat-safe box and store with the batteries inside lipo sacks placed inside a Bat-safe XL box.
 

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As for charging, I always charge the morning before I use them and if I don't run them, I discharge via storage charge cycle even if I plan on running the next day. The ones I do use, I storage charge as well.

As for storing them... yeah, I have them piled up in a plastic cabinet right next to 2 gallons of 25% nitro fuel... and now my stomach hurts.
 

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I charge my batteries on my wood workbench about 45 minutes before I go out to play and I storage charge all of them as soon as I am done. I go out with 8 charged sets and then I charge them as I drain them. I never leave them unattended when at home though so I am right there if something should happen.

I store them and transport them in a metal ammo can with two holes drilled in the lid. Also, when I store them, the ammo can is away from anything that could catch fire.

I also set my low voltage cutoff as high as I can on the escs that I can adjust it.
 
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I think storage in an old unused bbq would be good. I use an old metal tool box for storage though neither would prevent smoke damage from a lipo fire.
 
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Store at 3.7v in my charging box.
Some leftover ceramic floor tiles cut and glued - a piece of glass for a lid.
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