LiPo puncture- What should I Do?

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by Kenthom12, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Kenthom12

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    I was messing around and removing a case from a Li Po battery in a PS4 controller. I messed up and cut the corner. The battery looks and feels stable, no heat is eminating from it and no fumes are being put off. Should I dispose of it or is it fine to keep? It was a tiny scratch/cut in the farthest corner and there was just a small spark when I punctured it. I know this is a kind of dumb question but I wanted to make sure.
     
  2. dl324

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    Welcome to AAC!

    Throw it away and buy a new one.
     
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  3. Kenthom12

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    Ok just double checking. I was hoping it would be fine because I don’t have the money for a new one but thats fine with me. And thanks for the answer and the welcome!!
     
  4. crutschow

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    Yes, LiPo batteries are too dangerous to mess with.

    Read about the guy killed when an E-cig exploding inside his mouth, cutting a carotid artery.
    Likely due to a Li battery blowing up. :eek:
     
  5. dl324

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    Even when batteries haven't been abused, they've been known to cause fires. It's just not worth the risk to use a battery that you know is damaged.

    If you decide to use the battery until you can get a replacement, treat it like something that could start a fire at any time.
     
  6. Alec_t

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    ...... and dispose of it safely, in a fire-proof, water-proof container.
     
  7. atferrari

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    The spark seems the sign of having gone too far.
     
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