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Offline Paul B

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drowning lipos?
« on: May 28, 2012, 01:30:56 PM »
So i know that if you drown a nicad enoigh times eventually something goes bad and they stop charging/working properly.

With lipos though, should i expect much the same to happen or is there a chance that something goes wrong internally that could cause a lipo fire? Reason i ask is both the boys seem totally convinced that having a waterproof truck means using it like a submarine
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Offline timv

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Re: drowning lipos?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 03:57:06 PM »
I have never had a problem yet and all i have is boats and yes they

Have been dunked lots....
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Re: drowning lipos?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 04:15:55 PM »
saltwater is where you will have a problem
Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid then to open it and remove all doubt

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Re: drowning lipos?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 04:25:19 PM »
I have had an issue with them but now I spray conformal coating inside the shrink wrap and no problems since.BTW the ones I had problems with were cheapies.
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Offline Paul B

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Re: drowning lipos?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 04:28:16 PM »
Ahh, Ok, my trucks are going no where near the ocean so I should be safe with the salt water. Just wanted to make sure. I would hate to have some major incident either in a truck or worst in the back of the car heading to the bush.

Is that a liquid spray that can just soak in under the coating, or are you trying to actually waterproof the wrapping like if you used plastidip or something like that?
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Offline SRIslash

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Re: drowning lipos?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 04:31:43 PM »
It is a spray that I shot under the shrink wrap.Both ends a couple of times if possible.I also use it on ESC's and servos and Rx's.
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Re: drowning lipos?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 04:49:57 PM »
well if you can keep the water out its never a bad thing..what i,m refering to is that the voltage in a typical rc pack isnt gonna conduct very well in fresh water but salt water is much more conductive ..in fact the best way to finish off a lipo is to sit it in salt water and it will drain to zero making it safe for disposal
Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid then to open it and remove all doubt

Offline Paul B

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Re: drowning lipos?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2012, 06:39:18 PM »
I'm not so worried about killing the battery, I mean yes, I want them to last a long long while and all. I guess the main concern is something going wrong internally and it exploding or lighting on fire. It sounds like I should consider waterproofing the batteries somehow...
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