[altusmetrum] Bulging LiPo battery

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Wed Sep 11 14:55:23 MDT 2013


Peter Hackett <peter.hackett at cal.berkeley.edu> writes:

> RE: My previous "Anyone care to guess as to whether I'd be able to open a
> pack up and harvest one of
>                          the cells?"
>
> On re-reading it seems poorly composed.
>
> What I *meant* is:
>
> "Is opening up an electric RC model airplane lithium battery with 2 or 3
> cells in series
> likely to be fairly easy for someone that isn't afraid of
>
> http://www.altusmetrum.org/Documents/FixBattery/

The ones I've seen are just single cells taped together. Easy
enough. Although, please do be aware that shorting the batteries is a
good way to get the to catch fire, and burning lithium is not a fun
place to be.

-keith
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