Hi, I loved RC cars as a kid, and have recently decided to get back into it. At the end of next week, I'll be picking up a Slash 4x4 and a Rustler VXL for the wife. I went with the LiPo battery packs due to what I'd read on them being a better battery. All will be 2 cells for now.
I've searched for info in the forums and have found differing info. I'm gonna give it a shot here and see what I get.
I live where temps are usually not much colder than 30 fahrenheit, and summers can get up to 110. As I've read all the horror stories, I'm trying to find out the best way to store the batteries. Due to extreme heat buildup in the shop during the hot months, I don't want to store them out there, unless in a mini fridge. However, I don't want to store them inside the house and burn the house down while we're at work, especially when our dog stays inside.
Would lipo bags, and then storing them in a small fireproof safe be ok for inside, or should I put them in a mini fridge in the shop?
We've got a couple of EZ Peak plus chargers, so getting them where they need to be shouldn't be an issue, but my wife (and therefore, I) have some concerns.
Please provide your thoughts on my storage scenarios, and feel free to provide any other suggestions. I know I can't be the only person who has dealt with this.
Also, do lipos provide their own fuel, or would having them in a fireproof safe, like a Sentry, starve them of oxygen if they were to flame up?
Thank you in advance!