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(01-05-2016, 09:24 PM)wareagle84 Wrote:  Not sure why they'd ship it with a nimh battery and have the esc in LiPo mode...but it is HPI and they've been known to do odd things in recent history. If it is in fact in LiPo mode, yeah you can just plug in a LiPo and you're good. I think you can run nimh in LiPo mode, as LiPo mode is basically just a cutoff at a certain voltage to prevent cell damage. DO NOT run a LiPo battery without a cutoff or in LiPo mode, ever.
LiPo's are kind of fragile and can become dangerous if mistreated. The most common types of LiPo accidents involve people using them after obvious signs of damage (puffing) following an accident or after dropping it, overcharging or charging at too high rate or over discharging them (not using a cut off). Over charging and discharging damage the cells and they become chemically unstable and can catch fire or even explode.
Absolutely read some good informative articles on LiPo batteries and how to safely use and store them before just assuming and treating them like a traditional rechargeable battery.

man, these things seem kind of risky. Not even sure if I would want them in my house lol.
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Impulse Buy - by mzr101 - 01-04-2016, 12:59 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by SpecialBlend - 01-04-2016, 01:47 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by driftaroo - 01-04-2016, 04:31 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by Jonnie Fraz - 01-04-2016, 07:08 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by wareagle84 - 01-04-2016, 07:53 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by mzr101 - 01-04-2016, 08:08 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by wareagle84 - 01-05-2016, 05:47 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by mzr101 - 01-05-2016, 08:19 PM
Impulse Buy - by glenyboy - 01-05-2016, 10:45 AM
RE: Impulse Buy - by wareagle84 - 01-05-2016, 09:24 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by mzr101 - 01-06-2016, 12:46 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by mzr101 - 01-08-2016, 01:53 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by wareagle84 - 01-06-2016, 05:09 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by wareagle84 - 01-08-2016, 06:31 PM
Impulse Buy - by glenyboy - 01-09-2016, 12:50 AM
RE: Impulse Buy - by hellahella - 01-12-2016, 12:24 AM

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