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    Lipo storage

    What kind of boxes or what would you guys recommend for storage of lipos. I live in cold mn and is it ok to leave lipos in my non heated garage in the winter or do they need to be stored inside the house? Thank you in advance!

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    In the garage should be ok. Mine are in a home built metal charger battery box, with sliding lid. Might look at an old ammo box, or small metal tool box to keep them in..
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    In the garage should be ok. Mine are in a home built metal charger battery box, with sliding lid. Might look at an old ammo box, or small metal tool box to keep them in..
    Ok. I like the metal tool box option. Would it withstand if something happens?

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    Yep........... lipo's don't explode they burn, when something goes wrong...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    Yep........... lipo's don't explode they burn, when something goes wrong...
    Ok cool. So I could keep them in the garage in a metal tool box? Also it would probably be best to get a few so not all my batteries are in one thing so to speak?

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    yep........ my charger box has dividers, one batt per slot..
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    The dividers is definitely a great idea. Best to keep everything down to a minimum in case something goes wrong.

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    Hi, At what volts should they be stored at?

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    I keep mine in a lipo bag in the master bedroom closet. During the summer months of GA it gets pretty hot and the winter usually isnt that cold lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniil92a View Post
    What kind of boxes or what would you guys recommend for storage of lipos. I live in cold mn and is it ok to leave lipos in my non heated garage in the winter or do they need to be stored inside the house? Thank you in advance!

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    i charge mine in a us marine corps amo can and when they are fully charged i put them in the fridge till i use them, putting them in the fridge is supposed to make them last longer befor they wear out and prevent puffing. but if your garage is somewhat cold that should be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StaticBalls View Post
    Hi, At what volts should they be stored at?
    They should be stored at about 50-60% charge when you are not using them for a long time. So for a 3S, 3.75v would be a good target. 2S should be at 7.7v.
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    After every run I put my batts back into storage voltage,(around 3.85v per cell) just never know when the next run will be..
    I would never leave a Lipo full charged for more than one day.
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    Crap, I charged them up a couple of days ago and haven't used them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StaticBalls View Post
    Crap, I charged them up a couple of days ago and haven't used them!
    and thats a problem? theres your excuse to go run your rc all day
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    Quote Originally Posted by StaticBalls View Post
    Crap, I charged them up a couple of days ago and haven't used them!
    A couple days isn't a big deal. It's more a couple weeks you should be worried about.
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    Now I gotta figure out how to use my charger to discharge them or balance them not sure what one. I have a Thunder AC680.

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    "Storage charge"
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    After every run I put my batts back into storage voltage,(around 3.85v per cell) just never know when the next run will be..
    I would never leave a Lipo full charged for more than one day.
    Do you risk harming the battery or battery life? I have heard somewhere else on this forum that you do not need to storage charge your lipos unless you are using them in the next 30 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerDemon View Post
    Do you risk harming the battery or battery life? I have heard somewhere else on this forum that you do not need to storage charge your lipos unless you are using them in the next 30 days.
    The second sentence makes no sense. Is it missing a "not"?
    Storing LiPo cells at full charge for extended periods - more than a day or two - results in permanent higher internal resistance (IR) and permanent loss of capacity. This yields lower punch and shorter runs.
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    Properly storing a LiPo will extend their life and in no way shape or form shorten it.

    The information you have read before is 100% incorrect.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I always put my lipos in storage mode if they won't be used within the next week. I just keep them in my tool box in my room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    In the garage should be ok. Mine are in a home built metal charger battery box, with sliding lid. Might look at an old ammo box, or small metal tool box to keep them in..
    Hey 87 gn. Take a look at this box my dad made for me. Let me know if you think it would suffice. Any tips or advice greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    That should work. I have a plastic field box. Not the best but I don't abuse my batteries at all. I probably will get something better eventually.

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    Any improvements I could make to it? Is it ok to store that many batteries in it or no?

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    I think its pretty good. Maybe add a handle or holes for charging. I think you could add even more batteries if there is space. The idea is to contain the fire if it happens and it will eventually burn all the oxygen. So even a plastic container could work if it doesn't melt before the fire burns all the oxygen. My dad had a shop fire and when the fire reached the gas in the generator it exploded and burned all the oxygen and made the fire burn itself out.

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    My next plan was to drill holes on the face of each slot for charging. And maybe find a way to latch the lid down. And possibly paint it black.. so you think this should be fine in case of an accident?

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    Yeah.
    These are the rest of the 10 letters.

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    Ok thanks for the tips!

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    Mine are stored in my basement in a Sentry Fireproof safe. had it this way for years. I run my cars every week so what I do is run them to about 3.70 volts or so which is about 15 minutes then I put them away and charge them either the night before I'm going to run or that same day if time allows. Most of my older packs have at best estimate 300+ charges on them and they still work, but not as good as newer packs Most of the running I do especially for the touring car racing tends to last only about 15 minutes at most so the packs are usually pretty consistant at 3.70 volts..
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