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Phantom SMART battery WARM after flight | worry?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by lightingbryan, May 16, 2014.

  1. Its 70 degrees outside (not hot). I just pulled a brand new battery out at 30%. The battery was putting off heat. Maybe this is slightly normal? But its the first time I really remember thinking, this is kinda warm. Lipos have a bad rap if they get hot. Should I worry? No swelling, no other issues, just kinda warmer then my other batteries. To be fair I did pull the batt faster then normal to switch to another batt.
     
  2. Monte55

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    All my batteries are warm after a flight. Not hot, but warm. That's normal, I always give them the "cheek" test.
     
  3. Madwak

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    I hope you are talking about "bum cheeks" cos the first time you put a red hot lipo on you're cheek you will know why cattle don't like being branded :lol:
     
  4. KG4MXV

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    To morrow I am going to do a test flight and do some thermal imaging of the motors and the battery as soon as I land it.
     
  5. Almmohd

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    Yup my batteries are normally warm right after a flight. The take some time to cool down too.


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  6. ElGuano

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    The batteries are so small because they're low-C (probably 10-15C). They'll definitely get a bit warm during discharge, but they shouldn't get anywhere near "hot."
     
  7. ianwood

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    Mine are warm when they come out too. If you have one that is consistently a little warmer than the others, just keep an eye on it. If it gets hot as in uncomfortable to touch, you should stop using it and send it back.
     
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    It's very nice in winter time. A freshly discharged smart battery can be a very useful hand warmer when the temperature is around freezing. As others have said, warm but not burning hot is normal.