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LiPo battery without plastic casing

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Quick question to you battery experts out there.

 

A mate of mine swapped his AEG for a HPA setup, thus rendering his "trusty" 11.1v LiPo useless to him and he donated it to me - what a guy! Or is he....?

 

The battery has had it's plastic casing  ripped off(the plasticy coating with all the info printed on it)  - exposing the bare metal of the battery underneath.

He says it's worked fine for a long time for him and not to worry but LiPo user guides say to discard the battery if the casing is damaged in any way.

 

Would duct/electrical taping the battery back up solve the issue?

 

I know to all of you who know your ohms from your watts may think this is a dumb question but I know very little about the electrical side of things and batteries - I don't claim to because they can bloody explode! I thought better to be safe than sorry.

 

For what it's worth it's a Nuprol 11.1v 20C 1200 MAH wired to deans.

Cheers,

Cal.

 

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Wrapping the battery should in theory be fine, on the 'soft'case lipos its pretty much just heat shrink anyway. However personally I wouldn't risk it. I have see far too many lipos fail spectacularly in the RC world , and its bad enough in a helicopter that's a hundred yards away I certainly wouldn't want one going up in something I was holding (possibly close to my face) . Airsoft lipos aren't that expensive so not worth risking a gun or your health.

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Like many things LiPos need to be treated with respect

 

The cover is part of the safety features the instructions say it is unsafe:

 

 

 

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Yeah like others have said, ditch it mate - not worth the risk.

 

A new lipo, fully intact, is cheap enough.

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I melted all the plastic cover off mine with a maximum voltage test, it's very simple and fun. 

 

Said no Duff ever....

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