Be very careful when handling lipo batteries. Always plug the lead wires into the charger before plugging into the battery. Always unplug the battery before unplugging the lead charges. The order is important!!! Never move the charger with a battery plugged in, even if the charger is unplugged. I was filming at a Tap festival over a 4 day period. On the last day of the festival, I had one of my batteries charging on one side of a big room. I was getting ready to pack up all my gear so I quickly unplugged the charger, took the entire setup and placed it in a case and carried it across the room. In the time it took me to do this, the leads from the charger came unplugged, came in contact and got rather warm. When I had opened the case I saw a bit of smoke and quickly tried to figure out what had happened. The two leads had come out of the charger in the brief transport across the room. They had touched shorting out, since the battery was connected. They shorted out until they melted clear off the leads cable. This was a good thing because if they had not, the battery would have continued to short and likely caught on fire or worse. It wasn't until this moment that I began to realize how careful I must handle these batteries. I have now done my homework and have a good appreciation for how to handle lipo batteries. The one lesson big lesson I learned here is above in red. The order you plug the lead cable and battery in, as well as the order you unplug is very important. I had paid attention to the order for plugging in when reading the manual but didn't pay much attention to the order when done. I never even thought that it would become unplugged when moving it across the room. Lesson learned. I kept a close eye on the battery and stored the battery away from my good battery, which was still in the M5. I have kept a close eye on it since the incident as well. It has been about 2 weeks. I checked the battery with a voltage monitor and each of the cells reports about ~4.17 volts with a total of about 16.9. I realize I need to discharge this battery but I am hesitant to use it in my M5. I have no other means at the moment for discharge. I am also weary about using the battery due to it having been shorted out long enough to melt the leads off the charging wire. The battery has not swelled and appears visually unscathed. I am currently discharging it by leaving the voltage monitor plugged in. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0064SHG0Y/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It will probably take a while for that device to discharge it. Anyone have thoughts on what I should do with the battery?