The Bat-Safe LiPo Charging Case is a simple and effective solution for charging and storing LiPo batteries. If you have an R/C model, chances are you own at least one lithium battery. Lithium batteries are an integral component to surface and air models. In rare instances, lithium batteries can become hazardous and catch fire - destroying your personal items, your home and maybe even the life of you or a loved one.
Thats why Bat-Safe was developed. Bat-Safe is an insulated and vented, steel, double wall steel box that contains the fire and intense heat in the event of a battery fire. The smoke and soot is filtered through a built in flame smothering filtration system to protect the area from odor and a majority of the smoke damage that can occur from a battery fire. Plus, Bat-Safe is light weight, easy to use and most importantly, inexpensive! The Bat-Safe is cheap insurance for anyone who uses lithium batteries of any size.
Other features include the ability to charge and store up to two 6S 5000mAh (222Wh) LiPo batteries safely, a charger stand to help keep your charging station organized and tidy, a handle for easy transportation, a fire proof lid seal, a wire through port that provides an access point for charging wires. All of these features combined make Bat-Safe the most advanced battery charging accessory that creates a safer charging environment than anything else currently available.
In order to utilize the Bat-Safe to it's full advantage, Bat-Safe offers 12" Balance Cable Extensions for XH style balancing plugs, which can be found here:
- Bat Safe Balance Extensions (BTS-BLNC-CBL)
Charge Space: 9.5x6.5x4"
Outer Dimensions: 12x9x7"
Weight: 4 pounds
Maximum Battery Capacity: 2x 6S 5000mAh (222Wh)
Yes, $60 is a lot more than a lipo bag but personally I do not believe that a lipo bag will mitigate a potential issue as effectively as this would taking into account not only the flame and heat but also the nasty and messy combustion byproducts. Also, Lipo bags last a few years whereas I expect the Bat-Safe would last pretty much forever. I use lipo bags for storage and am careful to store batteries at appropriate charge levels to minimize potential hazards but use the Bat-Safe when actually charging.
To a large extent it is like purchasing insurance. We all pay for insurance in the hopes that we never have to "get our monies worth" and, while you can select a wide range of insurers and pay a wide range of costs, you don't really find out how good it is until you actually have to use it (and then you sometimes find out that you got what you paid for)....
I don't know about you but my house is worth more than $60.
UPDATE: After posting this i read other comments from people who obviously dont own the product.
I can say this is not just a simple tin can with some holes in it. Yes it is a little more expensive than i'd like but it's a lot cheaper than the destruction of a thermal runaway! Mine delivered without defects and has what i would say is adequate venting and insulation. I am not an expert in energy storage but i have spent majority of my career working directly with one of the leaders and Lipo's are not to be taken for granted especially in the cheaper RC industry where most if not all cells are sourced from lower tier suppliers.
Much better than a Covered cinder block, ceramic pot, or LiPo bag. I have these too.
I would buy the Bat Safe again.
Created by Tom Mast from Texas was selling for 40 bucks on Kickstarter.