There are only two times a battery can fail, during charge or discharge, and while you can not control what happens in your model you can control what happens during charging with the Turnigy Lipo Bunker.
Constructed from S304 certified stainless steel to withstand temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Celsius, the Turnigy lipo Bunker is a bullet proof safety enclosure designed to contain flames and help minimize damage to surrounding objects in the event of a lipoly failure. The duct will ensure heat, flames and gases being expelled from a lipoly battery will be vented in a direct and controlled manner.
Specs. Case Material: S304 Certified Stainless Steel Dimensions: 180mm x 90mm x 90mm
Wot a nasty word! I shall use 'whumpa' next time instead.
Who could improve on a leaky SS box? Maybe if it was integrated with a charging station?
My problem was with over voltage - never again.
Here is a pic of a LiPO battery explosion. (see files) This is no mere pop it is a dangerous explosion with shrapnel, take it seriously!
I also opened an AA Primary Lithium cell which was dead but promptly caught fire on contact with air. Don't open them!
I use an empty plastic washing powder container to charge batts. OK for the explosion but not for fire, better buy that SS box - looks good.
Hi, Justin! I agree with your point of view: Safety must be always in first place! But, it is a very nice metal box, with a well finished and have a great look. It always get the attention of friends. Regards from Brazil!
charging one 5000 lipo.. LOL I don't have time for just one. I use a balance charger multi board. if you store the lipos in an ammo box, make sure you have drilled large holes (6) so it can vent some smoke and flames. I would advise against locking the ammo box lid. just hook the latch bar and don't lock it down. store outdoors away from heat, direct sun, and at least 10ft from anything.
nice lipo bunkers, took quite some times to fix them up
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This is a very nice bunker for charging your batteries, made with strong metal shapes and some screws points, confering great visual and a very secure tool. Reserve some time to mount your bunker. Regards from Brazil!