NEVER charge Lithium Polymer batteries with a charger designed for NiCd, NiMH, or any other type of battery chemistry. Use ONLY the chargers listed under REQUIRES or equivalent substitutes.
- Do not allow LiPo cells to overheat at any time. Cells which reach greater than 140?Fahrenheit (60C) will usually become damaged and could catch fire.
- Do not charge LiPo cells on or near combustible materials including paper, plastic, carpets, vinyl, leather, wood, inside an R/C model or full size automobile.
- Do not discharge, doing so will damage the pack.
- Do not expose LiPo cells to water or moisture at any time.
- Do not store batteries near an open flame or heater.
- Do not assemble LiPo cells or pre-assembled packs together with other LiPo cells or packs.
- Do not leave a LiPo battery unattended during charging or discharging
- Always store LiPo batteries in a secure location away from children
- Always remove a LiPo battery if model is involved in any kind of crash. Carefully inspect the battery and connectors for even the smallest damage. CAUTION: cells may be hot!
- Do not allow the electrolyte to get into eyes or on skin. Wash affected areas immediately if they come into contact with electrolyte. Do not alter or modify connectors or wires of a Lithium battery pack.
These videos are not meant to scare you.They are to teach you safety comes first. Always use the stock charger that came with your CX/CX2 Heli.A cinder block and a bag of sand cost about $8.00 Please spend the money and use them.
These warnings can be a little scary, and they should be as these Li-Po packs can be very dangerous if not handled correctly. But please try and keep this in mind, lots of other products can be very dangerous if not handled or used properly. The backyard swimming pool, cars or trucks, knifes, power drills, saws of any kind, and this list could go on forever. The point is you don't jump into the deep end of the pool till you learn to swim. So remember, yes they can be dangerous, but with proper care and handling these Li-Po battery packs can be very safe to use. Just keep in mind, their is a right way and a wrong way to handle and use them.
Battery safety is up to you
Lithium batteries are becoming very popular for powering the control and power systems in our models. This is true because of their very high energy density (amp-hrs/wt. ratio) compared to Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cds) or other batteries. With high energy comes increased risk in their use. The principal risk is fire which can result from improper charging, crash damage, or shorting the batteries. All vendors of these batteries warn their customers of this danger and recommend extreme caution in their use. In spite of this many fires have occurred as a result of the use of Lithium Polymer (Li-Po) batteries, resulting in loss of models, automobiles, and other property. Homes and garages and workshops have also burned.
A lithium battery fire is very hot (several thousand degrees) and is an excellent initiator for ancillary (resulting) fires. Fire occurs due to contact between lithium and oxygen in the air. It does not need any other source of ignition or fuel to start, and burns almost explosively.
These batteries must be used in a manner that precludes ancillary fire. The following is recommended:
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