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    How do you store your lipo packs?

    At first I was going all in with the Lipo bags, but I've gotten brave and trusting or maybe lazy :what:

    I purchased a better quality charger that can take my packs to storage levels and I've pretty much stopped using the Lipo bags and just store them in the top drawer of an empty steel toolbox. This is in my garage setting on concrete.

    How are you storing yours so that you are not worrying about burning your home down?



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    Mine are stored at storage voltage in the refrigerator sitting in my kitchen.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I charge store and keep mine in lipo bags on my kitchen counter no problems.

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    This has always been sorta confusing for me. I have a handful of lipos. I balance charge them everytime, run them til I bored and put them away. I never leave them full charged or empty. How do I store charge them ? Mine never sit for more than a couple days without use.
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    BTW I have the onyx 245 dual charger.
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    I don't think the 245 has a storage feature... and one of the reasons I don't recommend that charger.
    As long as your packs are somewhere around 3.8v/cell, they are at storage voltage. Storage voltage is the only LiPo voltage that is not that critical. But, too low and they can self discharge too far and ruin themselves... too high and the cells are stressed, taking cycles off from their life expectancy.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Thanks Jimmy, helpful as always. I havent run into problems as of yet. Sure hope my house doesnt catch fire as itd be kinda wierd driving the fire truck to my own house to put it out lol.
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    I don't believe a pack will flare out if it self discharges to oblivion... I don't think that starts until that pack is charged without checking voltages first. I am not sure what happens to a fully charged pack that sits for extended (48+hours) periods of time... probably nothing but take life away from itself and self discharge to oblivion.... eventually.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post

    I don't believe a pack will flare out if it self discharges to oblivion... I don't think that starts until that pack is charged without checking voltages first. I am not sure what happens to a fully charged pack that sits for extended (48+hours) periods of time... probably nothing but take life away from itself and self discharge to oblivion.... eventually.
    I don't think it causes fires because I've talked to his at the track that say they always and only store their lipo batteries full. No one has horror stories about burning homes. ..... But I'm still cautious.

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    So how long can a LiPo be stored until it needs to be charged back to storage voltage?

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    I have had a set of 3S packs at storage voltage in my fridge for well over 8 months.
    I still check them monthly though!
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I have had a set of 3S packs at storage voltage in my fridge for well over 8 months.
    Why the fridge? I don't get it...
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    I have a pair of lipos I check every 2months, been there since June 2012(9 months). Left it at 3.8v/cell. It's reading 3.78/cell the last time I checked a week ago.
    My LHS has a few guys there and said they leave thier lipos fully charged all the time.
    Asked them about storage charging and they said no need
    I know everyone is entitled to thier opinions and what they do.
    Some peeps are more caring and cautious than others

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    Jakey says to put them to storage voltage...
    Jakey is a LiPo battery genius.
    I listen to Jakey's advice.


    After searching through the half-dozen+ recent threads on storage for LiPo I found this one that I posted in:
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...4-lipo-storage
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    A buddy of mine stores them in his spare fridge in the garage at 40 degrees as well . I do have a spare frige in my garage but I to store them in a tool box . These are precious batteries and they need to be taken care of just like the wife!!
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    In a lipo bag, and i keep the lipo bag in a small locked metal container.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh62685 View Post
    In a lipo bag, and i keep the lipo bag in a small locked metal container.
    Make sure your metal container has vents. Not good if it is fully sealed and there is an event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh62685 View Post
    In a lipo bag, and i keep the lipo bag in a small locked metal container.
    Similar too me and in a cold room where the temperture will never get high.
    Mines not in locked container but a metal container with velcro strap around. Been ok in the two or three years i've used it for the four lipos. I check the temps of the lipos once in a while and are at 50F
    Guide books aren't part of the packaging.

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    Storage voltage in the fridge at 3c

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    does condensation not effect the lipo's in any way.
    Guide books aren't part of the packaging.

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