Where is the battery from? Who built it? I don't hesitate to leave mine alone. It's no more dangerous than a gas can. Proper storage and location and all is well. For winter charging in my basement, I do it in my stored BBQ. Way over kill. But It makes me feel better knowing it can't start a fire.We need to get a better fix on this fire thing. This is the third fire that I know of. Lots of conjecture, where are the empirically based do's and don'ts of lithium batteries? Experimentation with proper controls needs to be implemented. Like now! I'm afraid I can't even charge my battery up unless I am physically present.
So are Lipo powered bikes typically kept out of shops?Yes, the Ebikes San Francisco specialized in custom built ebikes using geared BMC hi torque, high watt hub motors. Not a huge shop, but the folks there were very experienced- could tear into a motor & fix it or wake a sleeping lithium battery.