I am new to the hobby and I'm concerned about LiPo batteries. I live in an apartment (this is Europe, blocks of apartments are the norm in my country) so I can not put the batteries in a dedicated room or garage. Finding a spot in the house where I can put the LiPos 1 meter away from any flammable material seems impossible.
I do have, however, a convenient small balcony in which I could put a box with the batteries for safe(st) storage, something like a bat-safe, ammo or metal tool box, which have kind of proven they can withstand a LiPo fire; in a small plastic closet to protect them from rain insulating the metal box from the plastic closet with some drywall and maybe some sand.
The balcony does not receive direct sunlight, but temperatures vary from ~ 15C/59F (min) ~ 35C/95F (max) in summer and ~0C/32F (min) ~ 15C/59F in winter. Temperatures could very exceptionally reach a maximum of 45°C a couple of days at peak hours. From what I have read batteries can bare these ranges of temperatures without too much of a problem but, Will they suffer from the everyday variation of temperatures and humidity and will this increase the risk of them exploding?
The idea here is to maximize safety, I do not really care that much if their performance deteriorates or if I have to renew them more often, as long as this does not come with a higher risk.
Note: The batteries I have ordered are two AHTECH Infinity 4S 14.8V 1300mAh 85C Graphene.