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    pressonreguardless
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    Thanks, JB
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    Hi Trev, as long as you get a quality charger, follow all the safety advice, (heaps on YT) balance charge them, (cells should be within a few points of each other - pref no more than .3v) storage charge/discharge when finished, NEVER poke holes in them (ie keep all sharp objects away from them at all times,- especially modelling knives), don't drop them (they can puncture on sharp stones etc) generally treat them well, they will last for years, (my seaplane tender in the last vid was using 2x 2s 2200mAh 25c LiPos from 2011) LiPos have more constant power than comparable batteries and far less weight/Watt .

    Any old or dud cell batteries can be safely discharged in a bucket of salt water for a few days (or till the bubbles stop) for safe disposal (I bang a 6"nail through them after that to make sure they are dead) - a good number of rubbish trucks have burnt out from live LiPos being crushed in the compaction cycle.

    All batteries with high amp outputs are dangerous (try shorting a fully charged 12v NiCad and see what happens)๐Ÿ˜ฎ they can burn your house down too, (I'd guess more cars have caught fire in garages round the world, or heaters, or cigarettes burning houses then LiPos) A lot of uninformed scaremongering about LiPos has put people off them, but as long as they are available, I'll use them every time, especially in planes, (try getting a plane with 2kgs of NmH batteries off the ground as opposed to a 400g LiPo for the same power๐Ÿ˜)

    Hope this helps PS- if they get wet, just let them dry, (just not in the sun)- probably means if they start leaking,- but you'd soon know if that happened๐Ÿ˜ If they fell into salt water, it would just start discharging them.

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    pressonreguardless
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    Thanks, Rowen๐Ÿ‘
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    Have now used LiPos for some years quite successfully.
    Recommend follow the guidance and should be fine.
    I use a 3s in my RTTL and it works fine - there is a blog on the site.
    The cells are sealed so cannot think how a relatively short submersion will damage them. However, they do contain an incredible amount of energy that could short out and do damage.
    I always remove both before and after use and wipe down if damp.
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    pressonreguardless
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    Thanks, Duncan.
    Sound like you are doing it right.
    When storing them you are supposed to store at half charge, according to the directions.
    Trev
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    I'm fairly new to all this newish tech but I'm using a 11.2v lipo in my RAF crash tender - no problems so far. They apparently can be a bit unstable so having charged it to 14 volt I always discharge it to 11.2v by connecting to a car battery headlamp before putting it away. I also store it in a fireproof bag in inside a metal cash box when not in use. It might be an overkill but I'd rather be safe than sorry. My wife would never forgive me if it set on fire! I believe the newer lipos are a lot more stable. I believe that not all ESCs are compatible with Lipos. They are a lot lighter and more compact than Nihm. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Good luck.
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    pressonreguardless
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    Hi Mates,
    I have only used Nimh Batts in the past.
    In error I ordered 2- 7.4 volt 2S LiPos.
    In the directions it states if they get wet do not use.
    Should I even use them in a boat?
    Any thoughts?
    Trev



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