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Ammo box for storing p3a batteries

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flyinghost, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. flyinghost

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    Hey was wondering if you guys think that an sealed metal ammo box with custom fitting inside would make a good storage box for the lipo battery.

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    Many folks use them especially during charging.
    I don't.

    My local brick-n-mortar has hundreds of LiPos in the store.
    No special storage there either.
     
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    My gut is that putting a battery it a very sealed metal box is a great way to make a fire which might not need any outside air even more dangerous. If you watch videos of lipo batteries going bad there is a ton of energy and putting that in a sealed metal box....has there been testing of a failed lipo in a ammo box? what happens?
     
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    Don't be sad, your not the first :)
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    I guess a little trip on youtube is in my schedul today.Sound like putting those lipo in that box could be a time bomb more then a safe way to store it haha.

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    The ones here I have seen use them have holes drilled in them .
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  10. flyinghost

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    Well got to get that pressur out for sure.Well seem like phantom lipo battery won't be an issue.Should i be worried about my symax8w battery?

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    As far as the ammo box being sealed...just remove the seal. I went to a garage sale a few weeks ago and bought a couple of metal index file card boxes for a few bucks. I have 3 P1s and 11 various batteries. I just feel safer when they are in a metal box although I don't lose any sleep on the issue. I am more concerned when they are being charged.
     
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    No worries.

    No one was born with this knowledge.

    Always be curious!!!
     
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    I'll UOTE="flyinghost, post: 892141, member: 68850"]Monte55 Do you put them in the box while charging them?

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    I'll put the battery in a ss dog dish while charging. If I can't be within sight I'll put another dish on top. I will never charge a battery laying next to others just in case.
     
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    I don't know if one battery catching on fire can set off others near it but if the fire burns off the insulation of
    another battery and the leads short out, I think that would be a problem
     
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    Since any LiPo can have a "run away" cell that would in turn ignite the next cell in series I could fully see how one sitting beside another "could" cause the same chain reaction.

    I'm probably a bit over protective but I don't store mine together and I sure don't charge them side-by-side. Even when I'm using my 3-way charger I space them way far apart just to be safe.
     
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    IQUOTE="BigAl07, post: 892174, member: 20335"]Since any LiPo can have a "run away" cell that would in turn ignite the next cell in series I could fully see how one sitting beside another "could" cause the same chain reaction.

    I'm probably a bit over protective but I don't store mine together and I sure don't charge them side-by-side. Even when I'm using my 3-way charger I space them way far apart just to be safe.[/QUOTE]
    Im not crazy about this, just careful. I will not risk having a fire just being lazy. Safety is easy. Normally I would never leave my battery on the charger if gone. But if I leave for thirty minutes or so and leave them charging, they will be inside a metal enclosure. Makes me feel better. Plus, I would never put my dogs at risk for being irresponsible.
     
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    I watched a Creative Live class (23 lessons ~ $69) on flying drones and aerial photography and some of the instructors carried their batteries in ammo boxes. One guy had some $15K drone with a Canon 5DIII and 24mm lens and was remarkably stable even in the 25MPH gusts in the S.F. Bay area.

    Now I want one - his drone that is!

    Mack
     
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    Lots of good tips here haha.Well i will look around not sure yet since keeping them together seem dangerous but better then not lol.Being a noob at this is confusing hahaha

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