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Battery Explosion

Discussion in 'Battery Issues' started by Foxman, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. Foxman

    Foxman Moved On ECF Veteran

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    Well today I became a statistic of sorts. I use 18650 battery’s in all my devices. I also cary them in a small fanny pack when at my part time job. I also cary a pair of tweezers incase the post on my Stardusts goes up to far to make contact and I need to pull it out a little. In a second pocket I carry a spair stardust and small bottle of juice. I’ve carried this set up for about 2+ months EVERYDAY at work. Nothing has ever happened till today. I drive cars around at a Auto Auction and was parking a car around the lot to a designated space, when a bottle rocket sound and then a flash of FIRE in the front of my pants from the fanny pack. I slammed on the brakes and put it in park and jumped out of the car with my FRONT ON FIRE. It singed the hair on my arms all the way up to my elbow. Burned a hole in my pants and shirt AND underpants. Left the door open for the smoke to get out. Got a burn on my left hand( 1 finger) and the palm of my right hand from grabbing the BURNING Battery out of the car from under the seat. After all it wasn’t my car, lol. Poured mtn dew on the carpet fire in the floor board, lol. YES it missed my Johnson and preserved my future family life barely. Might as well get a laugh, RIGHT, lol. All in all it could have been MUCH MUCH worse. I could have been driving on the road. But the reason I tell about this is to learn from my mistake. I will NEVER AGAIN have a BARE Battery in a pocket or another fanny pack from now on. The battery was a little older( maybe 6 months) but if I had not had another METAL object in the same place as the battery, then this would not have happened to me. My Shaking is finally starting to subside now so I’ll be fine but wanted to share this with my Vaping Family. Now for the pics.
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  2. andruc123

    andruc123 Full Member Verified Member

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    Wow! Really glad it wasn't any worse and thanks for sharing that reminder for the rest of us.
     
  3. Kremppie

    Kremppie Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    DANG!! That is some scary business! I was on a thread earlier, and they were talking about taking batteries out of the devices over-night.

    Was the vehicle sold with the soda spill?
     
  4. PEneoark

    PEneoark Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oh my. Glad you're okay.

    Sent from my SGH-I897 using Tapatalk 2
     
  5. me1969

    me1969 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    battery cases are .99 cents and will still fit in your man purse ,But glad your ok .
     
  6. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Batteries (any type of batteries) + "metal stuff" always = potential short.
     
  7. thinkingaboutit

    thinkingaboutit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I appreciate the reminder more than pics of your underwear :)

    I have gotten lazy with mine at times too. Glad you are ok!
     
  8. Suthrnbuckhunter

    Suthrnbuckhunter Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Its good to know you are ok,and It is specially good to know that you are humble enough to bring your mistake out to let others learn from it.So far,being new to vaping,Ive not gotten complacent with battery safety.This report by you will keep me vigilant for a good while longer.Unfortunately,being humans ,we do tend to get complacent and forgetful.Thanks for a very HELPFUL post...:thumbs:

    Bucky
     
  9. fourtytwo

    fourtytwo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So glad you are ok.
    Could have been so much worse.
     
  10. therealcmac

    therealcmac Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Glad you didn't lose your junk mane!! Geeze, I remember a story similar with a guy that had a battery in his pocket and some change, fell asleep on the couch and woke up to a very hot battery in his pocket......this post should be mandatory reading for every vaper new and vet.
     
  11. synthros

    synthros Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yes, glad you're ok and thanks for the reminder. They look so innocuous it's easy for me to forget sometimes just how much energy is stored in these batteries. I have a healthy respect for them and glad you weren't seriously injured!
     
  12. Cuando

    Cuando Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't trust any of them. I unplug my chargers when I'm not using them. I don't trust them, either.

    s4022202.jpg = cringe worthy

    Glad you are okay and nothing got burned to the ground. :?:
     
  13. tizz

    tizz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    thanks for the heads up..i carry all my vaping stuff (batteries, rebuildable attys )around in a crown royal bag..gonna start seperating those batteries from now on...thanks for sharing.
     
  14. Cool_Breeze

    Cool_Breeze Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    ...glad to know no bodily harm was done.

    Was this a "protected" 18650..?
     
  15. Foxman

    Foxman Moved On ECF Veteran

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    Well Mac, thats EXACTLY why I put myself in the open with this. I would not wish this on ANYBODY.
     
  16. Foxman

    Foxman Moved On ECF Veteran

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    I was told it was, but now I'm not sure!
     
  17. Random2k

    Random2k Full Member

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    Would keeping a carto and using five click on twist protect you from this?
     
  18. MisterMike

    MisterMike Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ouch! Glad there was relatively little damage and that you're sharing this with the rest of the community.

    I managed to short a AAA rechargeable NiMH with my keys in my pocket once, and the really hot battery against my thigh was enough to make me super-duper careful with every future battery transportation.
     
  19. Racehorse

    Racehorse Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    do you have another one you could show us?

    also, was wonderng what the damage at 14500 would do as opposed to a 18560? And how that corresponds to mAH on an ego batt
     
  20. Loveridden

    Loveridden Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    WOW - Glad you are OK!!!!
     
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