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Another lipo fire burns down a house.

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Another lipo fire burns down a house.

Post by Mr Moff on Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:00 pm

I hate seeing these things,makes me nervous when charging.
Looks like the guy lost everything after he walked away from a lipo he was charging.
Don't know any details about make of lipo and charger he was using but I'm gonna be extra safe now.
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=194957
Please don't leave anything unatended while charging.
This is the 3rd one I've seen in as many months from charging lipo's unatended.
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Re: Another lipo fire burns down a house.

Post by Brian Colclough on Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:55 pm

Well Danny I don't like to see anyone losing their property or worse still life and limb but this guy all but admits charging the lipo (unattended) at 2C so to a large degree was responsible for his own downfall.
Here at home when I look around at what I've got in and around the house and do if you like a risk assesment it's not so good No I've got insurance but having had a fire previously and gone through the claim process, it's a nightmare, I reckon there's any number of loopholes an insurance assesor could and probably would drive a coach and horses through should I have another claim now Suspect Anyways I ain't going to put myself in an early grave worrying about it just keep the smoke detectors working and don't charge lipos unattended Wink

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Re: Another lipo fire burns down a house.

Post by Sam Thomas on Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:43 pm

Lucky I dont have anything that charges a lipo over 1a!
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Re: Another lipo fire burns down a house.

Post by Mark Barnes on Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:28 pm

the key is Unatended. I have for years charged at 2c particualy at shows and indoor events with never a problem (although wouldnt recomend it) with never a problem.

I will keep an eye on them even when charging at 0.5c, all about being safe, more likley to roll a car on the way home from flying than to burn your house down

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Re: Another lipo fire burns down a house.

Post by Guest on Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:37 pm

Mine get charged on the hearth in the lounge so I can keep an eye on them. I must admit to only charging at .5 C to save the cells.

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