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RC Shop burns down due to Lipo fire

Discussion in 'News' started by knuckles, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. knuckles

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    Gee, really feel sorry for this guy...it sure makes me re-think how I store my lipo's...
     
  3. LuvMyTJ

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    Lipo's are no joke. Since I have an assortment of RC vehicles I have a variety of lipo's around. I keep mine in empty ammo cans. You can pick them up cheap at surplus stores, garage sales, craigslist, etc. Metal, air tight, and pretty much fireproof. This way I can keep them in my house without as much fear of a surprise lipo fire.

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    I have the same thing. I think I got mine on Amazon for about $10 or something
     
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    Started using LiPos about '06.

    Those look like a photo of my ammo cans. ;)

    This is the first time I've heard a retailer has had a loss.
    Think of all the batts. in storage a manufacturers, warehouses, stores, etc.
    You don't hear about fires much or at all except on planes now and again. At least I haven't.

    I have heard of a homeowner losing their house to a LiPo charger/charging failure 4-5 years ago on a CP Heli forum.
     
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    Serious question: was he charging the batteries and they exploded or are lipo batteries of such a volatile nature they just spontaneously combust? There has to be more to this story.
     
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    the cause was only the owners opinion. He admits he'd charged some, & had more charging when he left then in the shop/shed to go & make a coffee in the house
     
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    Thanks for posting. I just assumed that the batteries in the Phantom were like any other battery and had my 3 just laying around the house.
     
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    Take great care with lipos. Watch the first one on safety and the second shows a lipo not connected or charging spontaneously explode into flames inside the EZ Drone shop...

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBmnP6YEBKU[/youtube]

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF9fhlr9S5s[/youtube]
     
  10. Khudson7

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    Thanks for posting those videos and all the info here....as a result, I have just ordered the ammo box for my lipos
     
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    For the relative low cost of a containment vessel you have made a good investment. Makes them easy to keep tract of too if you have a lot of RC's and batteries.