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Where do you charge/store your batteries?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by grongu, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. grongu

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    Are the Phantom's batteries really so dangerous and unpredictable? Do you charge/store them in a protective box or bag? Does anyone keep them in his Case or backpack?
     
  2. MacCool

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    I charge and store mine in fireproof Lipo bags.
     
  3. msinger

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    I keep mine in my case. Haven't had any explosions so far :cool:
     
  4. N017RW

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    Dangerous, unpredictable?

    LiPos must respected but not feared.

    I have used them since '06 with no incidents.
    I charge mine while watching them and store them in ammo cans in garage.
     
  5. MacCool

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    Yeah, you probably won't have any catastrophic fires that burn your house to the ground. Odds are in your favor.
     
  6. LuvMyTJ

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    I keep mine in my case , and others in my workshop. I've been using lipos for many years.
    You guys realise that lipos are in most of are electronics ?
    And yes I've seen videos of rc planes crashing and burning up.
    But I don't get phantom battery's being dangerous and unpredictable , where's that coming from ?
     
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    LiPo Bags for charging and storage. I saw a post of a person who's Phantom batteries went up in flames, but his photos showed that he stored them in a back pack, not too smart.
     
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    https://www.google.com/search?q=lipo+ba ... 8&oe=utf-8
     
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    Phantom batteries are no less or more dangerous than all other lipo style batteries. They all have a risk to them. Here is the shop at EZDrone. Watch the right side as a lipo that was not being charged, it is just sitting there... well you see the results. I that all my lips with respect and they are stored in metal, airtight containers unless thy are being used.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF9fhlr9S5s[/youtube]
     
  11. MacCool

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    The only thing that makes me more nervous about Phantom batteries than other LiPo batteries is that there's a whole lot of little firmware management issues going on behind the scenes, such as self-discharge as well as charge-state monitoring. So, it's not like the battery is just a standalone sitting on the shelf (dangerous enough, apparently), but it is also self-managing its charge state, and we've all seen enough DJI firmware glitches that maybe we ought to be just a little worried about these Phantom "intelligent" LiPos.

    Just sayin'....

    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywor ... suxteinz_b

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  12. LuvMyTJ

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    Don't cheap out on bags. Use quality bags or better yet just stick to a steel box.

    Here is a bargain lipo bag -

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEkewCjiDs0[/youtube]

    Fire in a box, then for some reason he pokes the last cell that didn't burn -

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M5ftkN9PtY[/youtube]
     
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    I think I would trust the second option the most