› Bat-safe Lipo Charg­ing Con­tainer

An in­ex­pen­sive in­sur­ance pol­icy

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Iknow from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence how much smoke, fumes, and fire can be pro­duced if a Lipo goes bad or is charged im­prop­erly. It is just too easy to be­come com­pla­cent and take Lipo packs for granted. I was lucky with my lit­tle sur­prise—noth­ing was dam­aged and no one was hurt. Now, how­ever, I take ev­ery­thing about Lipo bat­ter­ies very se­ri­ously. If you want to stack the deck in your fa­vor, then you might want to take a look at the Bat-safe.

Mea­sur­ing 12 x 9 x 7 inches, the Bat-safe is a pro­fes­sion­ally de­signed Lipo-charg­ing so­lu­tion that can be used to charge and store up to 12S 5Ah packs. Weigh­ing a mere four pounds, it has dou­ble-wall con­struc­tion, fire­proof seals, a spring-loaded latch for se­cur­ing the lid, and a spe­cially de­signed, air­tight, syn­thetic wire­way seal for the charg­ing and bal­anc­ing leads. Also in­cluded is a handy cloth car­ry­ing strap for easy trans­port and a metal at­tach­ment bracket to safely sup­port your charger. The lid fea­tures a spe­cial fire­proof fil­ter ma­te­rial and has 60 half-inch-di­am­e­ter open­ings that will let smoke and fumes out but prevent any fire from es­cap­ing.

To use the Bat-safe, you first re­move the wire­way seal from the lid by pulling on the ex­ten­sions from in­side the con­tainer. The seal has two halves, and you place the charg­ing and bal­ance wires in be­tween them and then in­sert the wires and the seal ex­ten­sions into the open­ing in the lid from the out­side. Pull the wire­way seal down into place, and make sure that it seats prop­erly on the top and bot­tom. The fit is solid, cre­at­ing an air­tight seal and pre­vent­ing fire from es­cap­ing should your bat­tery ig­nite. The metal charger at­tach­ment bracket has tabs that fit into the open­ings in the top of the lid, and heavy-duty Vel­cro fas­ten­ers are in­cluded to se­cure the bracket and your charger in place.

Priced at only $59.00, the Bat-safe is a great in­sur­ance pol­icy against faulty bat­tery packs, which could cause dam­age when you least ex­pect it. Even if you do use the Bat-safe, it is al­ways im­por­tant to re­mem­ber never to charge or dis­charge your bat­tery packs while they are unat­tended. With the tremen­dous amount of en­ergy con­tained in RC hobby-grade Lipo packs, you never want to take a chance. Safety first!—gerry Yar­rish

Above: The Bat-safe lid has 60 fil­tered open­ings to al­low any po­ten­tial fumes and gas to es­cape.

Be­low: The Bat-safe has dou­ble-wall con­struc­tion and an air­tight wire­way seal to prevent po­ten­tial heat and fire from es­cap­ing.

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