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  • Lipo Battery Storage

    I have been looking for a safe "Battery Bunker". There are homemade suggestions everywhere, some good. Containers are for sale, all too small for 30 or so lipos. But being lazy, and storing my lipos in the garage, I thought why not use a cheap charcoal grill? You can get a 22 x 22 inch 2 level grill on legs for 30 bucks at the big stores. I plan to put some kind of fire retardant material on the inside bottom and leave the top vents open with a fire alarm nearby. I would appreciate any suggestions about what to use for the fire retardant material and thoughts on this idea.

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    A layer of sand would probably be the easiest material to use; it isn't flammable, and tolerates high temperatures well. Also, make sure that anything above the storage is well enough away, as the flames can be impressive; maybe shorten the legs, to get it near the floor.

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    • #3
      Thanks WintrSol. Good ideas.

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      • #4
        Ammo can that you can get at walmart for $13:00 is what I use. :)
        AMA 424553

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        • #5
          Ammo cans can be great storage, if you add a blow-out vent, and don't put them near flammables, as a burring battery can melt the metal shell of the can.

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          • #6
            Keep in mind that the Ammo cans do not contain the fire. It will come out under pressure as it would in most any box.
            Must be vented. Even if you remove the seal the Ammo Can can lift off into the air when the pressure is released. My Ammo can has holes on the top lid preventing this.

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            • #7
              5 year old thread!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Evan D View Post
                5 year old thread!
                Nostalgia!

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                • #9
                  To be fair 99% of the forum is 5+ year old threads that are still on the first page.

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                  • #10
                    I think you’re math needs work.

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                    • #11
                      "New" math??

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                      • #12
                        I like the new avatar!

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                        • #13
                          Hehe! It's actually a very old avatar. It came from a gif used in an online Sony spoof. It's my very first one going back to 1999 when I first joined car forums. Although I haven't been involved for years, that avatar still exists in those forums. It made people think I was young and innocent.

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                          • #14
                            The age of this thread doesn't matter one bit. What Avatar has to do with it is beyond me.

                            I keep my batteries outside 24/7 and I don't have problems with temperatures because I live in South Florida with the temperature ranges from the rare 40s to the '90s year-round with average temperatures in the 60s and '80s in the shade. I know some of you don't have these conditions but you can always make them that way. Some people put their lipos in refrigerators which I don't think is necessary unless you live in the desert average temperatures of hundred and 20 plus degree temperatures. There is an expense associated with that. Much easier to heat.

                            LIPOs can withstand cold temperatures, just don't use or charge them when they're cold and can withstand heat up to +120°f comfortably. It is at 155° or higher that LiPO batteries may ignite. So do not keep your lipos in your hot vehicle.

                            FYI
                            LiPO batteries can ignite at any temperature at any state of charge for no apparent reason. However at storage charge they are most likely not to do so. No guarantees.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Alan 3D View Post
                              The age of this thread doesn't matter one bit. What Avatar has to do with it is beyond me.
                              Deleted, along with unsubscribing. Just not worth the time.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Alan 3D View Post
                                The age of this thread doesn't matter one bit. What Avatar has to do with it is beyond me.

                                I keep my batteries outside 24/7 and I don't have problems with temperatures because I live in South Florida with the temperature ranges from the rare 40s to the '90s year-round with average temperatures in the 60s and '80s in the shade. I know some of you don't have these conditions but you can always make them that way. Some people put their lipos in refrigerators which I don't think is necessary unless you live in the desert average temperatures of hundred and 20 plus degree temperatures. There is an expense associated with that. Much easier to heat.

                                LIPOs can withstand cold temperatures, just don't use or charge them when they're cold and can withstand heat up to +120°f comfortably. It is at 155° or higher that LiPO batteries may ignite. So do not keep your lipos in your hot vehicle.

                                FYI
                                LiPO batteries can ignite at any temperature at any state of charge for no apparent reason. However at storage charge they are most likely not to do so. No guarantees.
                                But is it not better to get storage for your batteries to be safe? I get your point totally but I would rather be safe than sorry.
                                Source: https://storageboxdirect.co.uk/shop/...r-plastic-box/

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