Lipo battery

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Description

LiPo is short for lithium-ion polymer battery. The lipo-battery is rechargeable and is often used in radio-controlled models. The battery delivers high power output and is relatively light. The battery can be recharged quickly. If used incorrectly a LiPo battery can be dangerous, they might spontaneously ignite. Carefully reading the operating manual is required.


Purchase

Purchase the correct type of lipo battery. Voltage: ensure that the correct voltage battery is chosen for the application Cells: there are batteries with 2, 3, 4 or more cells, the more cells, the higher the voltage. Indicated by 2S, 3S, 4S or a higher S-number. Mili Ampere-hours (mAh): Ah, the amount of charge that flows in one hour. In practice, this is the battery’s lifetime. C indicator: the value that indicates how fast a battery can safely discharge. If the C-low indication is selected, the application asks too much capacity and may damage the battery or the itself.


Use

Failure to follow the instructions is not only dangerous but also reduces battery life. The battery can combust and be lost completely.

- Only use a charger with a 'balancer' suitable for the particular battery type;

- Always be present when loading a lipo battery;

- Never overload the lipo battery;

- Never charge the battery faster than is recommended;

- If the battery becomes too hot to touch, discontinue charging immediately;

- Store lipo batteries in a safe place, such as a metal box.


To prevent damage to the battery.

- Secure the plugs by taping them down. Do not pull the wires;

- Tape extra insulating tape to the corners of the battery to protect it


Repair

The battery itself is not repairable, cables and connectors can be replaced.


Disposal

At the end of it’s lifetime a lipo battery will take on a ball shape. It is dangerous to continue using it. Lipo batteries are hazardous waste. Raw materials can be recovered. To ,protect the disposal workers it is best to slowly discharge the battery. Then there is no risk of spontaneous combustion. The battery should not be punctured. Fully charging the battery and then puncturing it gives a firework like effect, but it is highly dangerous. If it is impossible to slowly discharge the battery, thge only way to achieve full discharge is by stabbing it. Only in this case, stab the battery pack with a sharp object while keeping maximum distance, preferably use a rake.

--Wikigreen-en 21:58, 30 November 2010 (CET) CvO//EvO


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