According to the article, LiPo battery is no more dangerous than standard NiMH or NiCad batteries. It requires the same level of maintenance than any other battery types. The article does suggest the use of a balancer and a good charger with indicators, would greatly improve the qualities of the charging. The only drawback is that in the event of over charging beyond the LiPo tolerant level, LiPo batteries could ignite violently.
Thanks for the article. It really helps me understand Lipo batteries
Originally Posted by ThunderCactus
If your new, stick to NiMH, There's a LOT of research you have to do before even considering using a LiPo battery. They require higher maintenance than NiMH due to the fact they can be quite dangerous.
And although some manufacturers state their guns are "LiPo ready", it's a blatant lie. If a gun doesn't have a fuse, it's NOT LiPo ready. And you still have to choose a battery with an appropriate constant drain rating (the C rating)
Give these two threads a read through, it should be everything you need to know about LiPo!