RC LiPo batteries have many applications in mobile and electronic devices such as RC Drone Car. These batteries are generally safer and more environmental friendly as compared to all other RC batteries such as NiCd and NiMH. However, if improperly handled they can be very dangerous. In extreme cases they might even explode—not the nicest fact to know. It is in this regard we will discuss some safety precautions to take when using LiPo batteries.
Lithium Polymer batteries are popular because of their large capacities. They are also lightweight and come in various shapes and sizes. Unlike its competitor, the NiMH, it does not suffer from the memory effect.
One thing that stands out with LiPo batteries is that they require a lot of care and maintenance to deliver power and to last longer. Since they have a high energy density storage and a volatile electrolyte, they can easily catch fire if mishandled. Good news is that you can safely store and transport the batteries using an RC LiPo bag.
LiPo bags, also known as LiPo Battery Guards, provide maximum safety when charging LiPo batteries. They are made of fireproof materials to help contain battery fire should it occur. LiPo bags are a convenient way to protect your cells during storage, charging and transportation.
If you have researched how RC Cars work, then chances are that you have come across the term RC batteries. Radio-controlled cars and planes use RC Batteries. An RC Car is a car or truck that is radio controlled from a distance using a specialized remote.
Some of the batteries used in RC cars include Lithium Polymer (LiPo) and Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH). These chemistry class names refer to materials used to store and release electricity from these batteries. Below, we take a look at the qualities of these batteries and as their pros and cons to help you make the right choice when buying, based on your unique needs.
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