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WHEN DOES THE PHANTOM3 BATTERY EXPLODE ??

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Lancelot, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Lancelot

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    what is the temperature that would cause the P3s battery to explode or leak acid . ??
     
  2. ImJim

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    Above 71 °C. (160 °F) It's written on the battery itself. They say it is the max temperature you can tolerate, above that you should quickly shut everything off before it's too late.
     
  3. Lancelot

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    what about in - temperatures ??
     
  4. Meta4

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    And there's no acid to leak from a LiPo battery
     
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    If I remember well it is -10° C (15 ° F)

    For charging, they say you shouldn't charge it below 0 °C
     
  6. Lancelot

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    so if it was -40 what would happen to it?
     
  7. Lancelot

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    i would not be using it, but what would happen if it had a -40 temperature environment
     
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    It wouldn't even power on. battery cells would be so **** cold :(
     
  10. Lancelot

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    its because i would be putting in a plane, so i just want to make sure nothing would happen to it if i did, ??
     
  11. ImJim

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    Don't worry, there are actual people in planes, so temperature is set accordingly. Your batteries will never have to face such low/high temperatures in a plane :)
     
  12. Lancelot

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    I'm putting the battery in the hold.
     
  13. robsquad

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    Errrr no . Battery must be carry on I think you will find
     
  14. Lancelot

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    but how can i take it on the plane, won't they stop me?? also don't i need a fire proof bag?
     
  15. ImJim

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    I was expecting this question :)

    Temp in a plane is 20-22 °C.
    The hold is also pressurized, with an average temp of 17-19 °C :)
     
  16. Lancelot

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    so the hold would be a ok idea???
     
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    NO
    Putting Lithium batteries in checked luggage is a BIG no no.
    Understand the rules before you fly and it will be a lot easier for you at the airport..
    https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/hazmat_safety/more_info/?hazmat=7

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Lancelot

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    but don't i need a fire proof bag to fly with a lipo battery
     
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    If your case is to large to carry on you could check it with one battery installed in the P3 but any spares must be carry on. As I would never transport the P3 with the battery installed just carry on all batteries charged to no more than 20% (at least that is where mine were and TSA had no issue with it)