what makes lipos swell/puff up? are they chargeable? should I through these type lips away?

james andersonjames anderson Club Members Posts: 1

I have several lipos that are swelled/puff up, what makes these lipos swell and are they dangerous? can they be charged safely?


  • WTWUKWTWUK CornwallClub Members Posts: 13,613 ✭✭✭

    If badly puffed, best, safer option is to dispose of them. Puffing is like toothache - it does not get better, until ultimately you yank that tooth out!!

    Several reasons why they puff up. Commonest is being used outside of their capabilities, for example a battery capable of supplying 20Amps being used in a 40A setup. Battery will get hot and swell. Also any setup where the battery is discharged too far (safe voltage generally accepted to be 3.2V per cell) can cause the same.

    Charging at too high C rating (say 10A charge of a 2A battery) and poor storage can cause problems.

    They could also be rubbish batteries.

  • Emie1Emie1 Club Members Posts: 12

    Las baterías de buena calidad nunca le pasa esto , son más caras pero mas fiables , al final tienes que considerar que lo barato al final es caro , y terminas tirando el dinero en las baratas y comprando las caras , te lo comento por experiencia lo barato sale al final caro .
    Una batería de calidad admite muchas cargas y descargas manteniendo su capacidad , las otras normalmente mueren jóvenes.
    No puedo darte marcas para no hacer publicidad pero son inicialmente caras , pero a lo largo de su vida útil salen baratas

  • Lee Osborne Lee Osborne Club Members Posts: 17

    Google really is your friend on this matter, i recently read a very informative article on this issue at modelflying.co.uk

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