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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.
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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