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Swollen Lipo Battery

I was getting ready to go race my SC10 the other night so I put my 6000 mah Dynamite Lipo Battery on to charge. It usually takes 1 hour at the most to charge and my Dynamite Lipo Charger always beeps when it is done. Well, I got a little carried away rebuilding some parts on my SC10 and before I knew it, the lipo had been charging for 2 hours and the charger never beeped!

As I walked over to the charger I could see the lipo was significantly swollen. At the time, I knew very little about swollen lipo batteries so I was a little concerned that it might catch on fire. I did some quick research to find out what I should do.

I found out that lipo batteries will swell when a cell has been damaged by over-discharging the battery or over-charging the battery. This can happen if you don't have a lipo cutoff on your ESC or if you over charge your battery (which is what happened to me).

A swollen lipo is basically useless. Technically you could use it, but you would be taking a serious risk of starting a fire or damaging other electronics on your SC10.

The best thing to do with a swollen lipo is dispose of it. Follow this simple guide from to dispose of your swollen lipo properly - Download the Guide Here

After you have disposed of your lipo, try calling or emailing the company that manufactured your lipo and see if they will send you a new one. It would probably be a good idea to take a picture of the swollen lipo before disposal. I am going to email Dynamite later today and see if they will send me a new battery. I'll post an update to this article when I hear back from them. UPDATE: I submitted a request to Horizon Hobby (Distrubtor of Dynamite Products) today and I'm waiting to hear back. If you have a problem with a Horizon Hobby product, you can submit a product support request here -

While I had some poor luck with my 6000 mah Lipo from Dynamite, I have 2 other batteries from Dynamite and I never have had any problems. I suspect the battery was either damaged during a run or was just a defective unit. I still highly recommend Dynamite for all of your lipo battery needs.

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Wondering if you ever got a response to the email you sent. Had the same problem with my Dynamite 2 cell 2000 lipo today. Swelled up real good.

I have a venom charger and it has a safety timer cut off .I use that on my lipos . Never have a problem .

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