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Dismantling LiPo packs - tips?


Any one have any tips for dismantling LiPo packs? I’ve just bought 3 x 4s 5Ah packs that I want to turn into a 12s flat pack. I’ve taken off the plastic cover and am left with 4 cells spot welded in places with leads soldered on. What’s the best way to unpack the terminals? I’m okay with desoldering the leads, that’s easy.


I actually just carefully cut (with heavy duty scissors) clean throught the soldering on the tabs. In my case I still had enough of the tabs left to resolder them. I didn’t want to risk heating up the cells by fiddling with desoldering because they seem like they reuire quite a bit of thermal capacity


I were unable to solder those tabs-.- Just made some holes and bolt them together.


Yeah, they do require a bit of heat. If you have a powerful iron and make sure to constantly touch test the battery for heat near the terminals it’s quite fine. Cool, will probably just snip through the tack welds.


here is a tip: put insulating tape over every terminal but the ones you are working on. ALWAYS


don’t puncture the cells lmao


hey what’s the tape called that lipos are wrapped in?


the insulating tape or the shrink wrap?


or kapton tape


insulation tape


as mentioned above, its Kapton tape.