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Fire Question

If a fire breaks out what type of fire extinguisher would you need for a

Lithium Polymer Batteries.?

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Teh New generation of chargers have the fonction ''kill lipo''...will discharge them the maximum...with the salted water it is an option as long as the lipo cells are still sealed...if pierced or physically damaged, watch this video :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTJh_bzI0QQ
Holly cow! I kept the batteries in a fireplace (unused for years). Now I've moved them to the shed. I don't know what to do in the winter

Edit: Now I'm realizing that there are a lot of devices in the house that use lipo batteries, from phones, tablets, even fire alarms, LOL

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If the batteries are damaging by a crash at club and as it is not safe to take the damaged batteries with us in the car to an eco-center / home for disposal, what are the options we have ?

Can we do the salt-water / load discharge from the club itself?
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If a fire breaks out what type of fire extinguisher would you need for a Lithium Polymer Batteries?
I suppose, Class D Fire Extinguisher.
https://blog.koorsen.com/what-is-a-c...isher-used-for

But in fact you should just let it burn out as the tiny amount of lithium will likely burn out much faster than you will bring your fire extinguisher. So normal Class A or B fire extinguisher may be OK to extinguish the remains.

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If the batteries are damaging by a crash at club and as it is not safe to take the damaged batteries with us in the car to an eco-center / home for disposal, what are the options we have ?

Can we do the salt-water / load discharge from the club itself?
With some caution, if you put it into a plastic sac for insulation and metal box against fire (in fact you should always keep LiPO in fire proof bag or box), theoretically you can bring it home for deactivation and disposal.
But yes, if we had all proper facilities in the club - it would be much safer.
At least some fire pit, where the damaged and already burning LiPO can be safely burned without causing any disaster. It also can be used for a safe BBQ.
Having water and electricity in the club is also a good idea, but could be very expensive to do.


https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/landsc...kyard-fire-pit

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Thanks for info Dmitry

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I think that Class D is for a metallic lithium fire rather than a Lithium-ion fire. Primary batteries (non-rechargeable like coin cells) can fall into the metallic lithium category.

From this site, BC or ABC for Li-ion.
https://firefighterinsider.com/the-b...ion-batteries/

But, you need to be careful. The gases from a Li-ion fire are toxic, and they are not easy to put out. Battery storage areas have sprinklers with lots of water, but they are really just trying to minimize spread rather than counting on putting the fire out.

Another good site is this one https://batteryuniversity.com/articl...ns-with-li-ion
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Hi Andrew,
Thanks very much for all the great info. Lots to absorb!
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