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Batteries - just how dangerous are they?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kit Walker, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Kit Walker

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    I note, looking through threads and watching instructional videos, that there is a great emphasis on battery safety, particularly the chance of ignition and risk of fire danger.

    I normally store my batteries in the drone carry case which provides no fire-safety at all.

    Do others do the same or is it worth considering storing batteries in a Lipo safe bag?

    Any suggestions and feedback?

    Thanks,

    Pete.
     
  2. tml4191

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    Lipo safe bag.- ebay-lowest price = great deal.
     
  3. alokbhargava

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    I use lipo safe bags while traveling by plane.


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  4. With The Birds

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    Healthy LiPO's that aren't fully depleted, or worse, fully charged, are very unlikely to violently erupt into flames unless physically damaged. They will perform poorly or show signs of puffing if they are in bad shape. When they do fail it is usually during fast discharge or while being charged.
     
  5. msinger

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    While it's very rare to hear of DJI batteries bursting into flames, I didn't want to take any chances since I store my batteries in my house. I'm using the HOBBYTIGER LiPo bags. They are made well and can hold up to four Phantom batteries (unless you stack more on top of one another). For only $12, it gives me great peace of mind.


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    Don't see it as an issue. My local hobby shops don't either.

    Thousands of LiPos have been on the shelves over the last decade+ or so.
     
  8. msinger

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    I bought the HOBBYTIGER bags based on the comments at Amazon. Someone there had a LiPo fire and the bag contained the fire.

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    Same one I bought,buying another also,they are well made.


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  10. Unmannedsky

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    Can't argue with first hand reports like that. Looks like it saved the day!