How to store a LiPo battery

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I found this video from the Rajucam guy testing the Bat-Safe. Not sure why he stuck a 16,000mah 6s lipo in there though...............
OMG!

That end of the video is a total facepalm... "Not suitable for batteries over the allowed rating." Really? You don't say?! It's almost like they had an "allowed rating" there for a reason or something.
 

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I thought the manual says max 10000mAh.
Offcourse everything has it's limits but this is the safest way of charging lipo's i could find.
Also have temp sensors from the charger into the box. I just won't wait for this:

That one dude was not putting down that sandwich.

OMG!

That end of the video is a total facepalm... "Not suitable for batteries over the allowed rating." Really? You don't say?! It's almost like they had an "allowed rating" there for a reason or something.
He must have done that to show what can happen if using a battery that is larger than what the box was designed for.
 

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That one dude was not putting down that sandwich.

:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:(y) Must have been a good sandwich
OMG!

That end of the video is a total facepalm... "Not suitable for batteries over the allowed rating." Really? You don't say?! It's almost like they had an "allowed rating" there for a reason or something.
As i said everything has it's limits. Putting a nuke in an ammo box won't help either ;)
 

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Where do you charge and store your batteries? Garage is a quite good place, also for me but what about low temperatures and frost damage? Any experiences?
 

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Where do you charge and store your batteries? Garage is a quite good place, also for me but what about low temperatures and frost damage? Any experiences?
Its not advised to store them / charge them in super cold temps, I personally charge inside but I don't leave the same room there in until there done charging, If I do gotta go I unplug them from the charger.

Lipo bags to reduce chances of my house catching fire and a window nearby I can toss the whole shebang out case it does catch fire.

but yeah cold temps tend to drain batterys.
 

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Interesting. That's the first time I've heard about these. Why do you believe these are the best solution?

@paulybatz - I would recommend going to your local Army surplus store (if you have one) and pick up a used metal ammo box. These can usually be bought from a surplus store for around $10.

If you don't have an Army surplus store you can get them online.

I would then drill 2-3 small holes into the top and sides of the box. For charging, I would also recommend getting a large LiPo bag.

Together, this would keep you and your batteries protected while they are being stored and while they are being charged. With much less fear of burning your house, garage, or shed down.
or your wife's she-shed!!! Never hear the end of that one
 

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I'm new to Lipo's and use lipo bags along with an ammo can....just in case. As I stated in another forum, I also store my lipo's in the iron wood burning stove when we aren't using it.
 

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I just bought my 4th Bat-Safe and this is what it can take:
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Where do you charge and store your batteries? Garage is a quite good place, also for me but what about low temperatures and frost damage? Any experiences?
I'm also curious as where everybody charges and stores their batteries..??
I don't have a garage and also live in England so its always cold..🤣, I charge my batteries outside in the garden and I own one medium sized ammo crate, but I've been storing my batteries just in the house on a shelf..!!
Some of those vid's are proper scary..!!!
I've seen all those youtube's before with fires etc, but never one that just goes off all by itself..
Think its time to store them in ammo crates outside, my worry is the low temp though..??
I did see one vid where they fill the ammo crate half way with sand and partially cover the batteries..
 

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Ok i change my lipos on a baking tray on the oven top, in a lipo bag, as I don't think I'll be able to get hold of ammo cans as i live in the UK, and store them in a lipo bag on my celler/basement steps been thinking about getting a fire proof filing box
 

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What about some of the smaller roys that come with the.little 1 cell lipos. Should i be concerned with them and not leave them in the toy? Store them in a fire case? Smaller batteries like this32278
 

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I'm also curious as where everybody charges and stores their batteries..??
I don't have a garage and also live in England so its always cold..🤣, I charge my batteries outside in the garden and I own one medium sized ammo crate, but I've been storing my batteries just in the house on a shelf..!!
Some of those vid's are proper scary..!!!
I've seen all those youtube's before with fires etc, but never one that just goes off all by itself..
Think its time to store them in ammo crates outside, my worry is the low temp though..??
I did see one vid where they fill the ammo crate half way with sand and partially cover the batteries..
I found when we aren't using the fire place it makes a great storage/charging station:D. We also have a stone hearth which I use with an ammo can and lipo bags when the stove is in use.
 

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I found when we aren't using the fire place it makes a great storage/charging station:D. We also have a stone hearth which I use with an ammo can and lipo bags when the stove is in use.
Sounds so stupid on the surface but really it's genius
 

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IKR? I figured if they do explode at least the cast iron stove can handle the heat and smoke will be vented out. The real challenge was trying to explain the concept to my wife...who still thinks I'm crazy for playing with toys that could explode;).
 

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