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Lithium polymer and Lithium Ion

Lipoly or Lipo batteries have revolutionised the electric scene over the past few years. Here are some links to lipo batteries.

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RC Groups Discussion - Complete Guide to Lithium Polymer Batteries and LiPo Failure Reports
VERY comprehensive Lipo safety info with videos of fires and a summary of accidents reported in RCGroups.
RC Groups Discussion - MicroScream: $5 Audible Lipo Alarm
A cheap audible lipo low voltage alarm, designed to be carried on board a plane.
Understanding Lipo Fires
Experiments in getting lipos to burn. Some sage advice here.
A Guide to Understanding LiPo Batteries - Roger's Hobby Center
Lipo battery guidelines: Use and charging