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    Lipo Where to store

    I just got some Lipos and wondering if it is ok on them if I store them in the garage where the temp gets down to 20 deg f in winter and up to 107 deg f in the summer. Does the cold temp hurt them.

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    Store in a room that is dry and at normal room temperature.

    Think of LiPos as potatos: store in a cool, dry place.
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    If you are comfortable, a LiPo is comfortable.
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    ^^ agreed and also I like to store in a Lipo bag for extra insurance.
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    I read a few people stored them in there refrigerator. So will the cold hurt them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewaytorepairrc View Post
    I read a few people stored them in there refrigerator. So will the cold hurt them.
    I think you may be referring to nimh packs, some people do on those? Never heard of a Lipo going in the refrigerator and imagine its not good at all for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewaytorepairrc View Post
    I read a few people stored them in there refrigerator. So will the cold hurt them.
    For best results please see post #2. Freezing can damage them. There is no need for a refrigerator. There IS a danger of chemicals becoming inactive if unused for long periods of time. I can only see bad things happening by freezing or refrigerating battery packs.
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    more info is available here - why refrigerate

    http://uterc.org/files/LipoStorageTips.pdf

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    Have that many people have problems with there lipos leaking acid out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Rocky View Post
    more info is available here - why refrigerate

    http://uterc.org/files/LipoStorageTips.pdf

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    That is interesting and it is also interesting to note that ProMatch also recommends refrigerating. I can give you very convincing arguments to the contrary, but they have NOTHING to do with chemistry. I have a couple refrigerators, but neither are solely MINE and since I do not live alone, I have little control over who goes into the refrigerators. My LiPos are all stored on a shelf at my desk, out of harm's way, where NOBODY needs to go near save ME.

    This means they won't be:
    • dropped;
    • spilled on;
    • used as a platform for a stoneware casserole dish or other heavy, hard object;
    • accidentally eaten (teen boys );
    • able to contaminate foodstuffs;
    • etc.


    Quote Originally Posted by Thewaytorepairrc View Post
    Have that many people have problems with there lipos leaking acid out?
    LiPos are, by their nature, sealed. If they are leaking, they are damaged beyond repair and should be disposed of promptly and properly.
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    So would running them in below freezing temps hurt them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashbash4x4 View Post
    So would running them in below freezing temps hurt them?
    from what i have read i wouldnt run lipos in freezing temps more less below freezing. I'm kinda applying the concept that if its too cold for you then its too cold for your lipos. in a sense i think about it that way, atleast from all that i have read on this and other forums, info about lipos.. i wouldnt chance it unless you could afford new ones incase it does damage them. just a thought and my advice.
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    Batteries generate heat during discharge. Keep them warm before use and they should be fine after you plug them in to your vehicle, depending on how hardcore your fingers are. I have seen lithium batteries become nearly useless in 10F temps, but that was years ago and the items in question may have been lithium-ion.
    Do not leave LiPos unused in freezing temperatures.
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