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OMG!!!! My battery justn now EXPLODED

Discussion in 'Batteries and Chargers' started by Fisheeboy, Feb 17, 2014.

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  1. Fisheeboy

    Fisheeboy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    Colorado, USA
    I mean that sucker sounded like someone fired a gun in my house! Scared the hell out of me. Have no ides why this happened. I'll try to get some pictures. It was on fire and everything. Just a simple kgo battery on the charger. Thank goodness it was in my bedroom. I had thought about charging from my computer while checking out the ecf. Sure am glad I didn't. I don't think I'd have a face left if I had. Please be careful everyone! Dang it now I only have two batteries. Did I mention this scared the hell out of me?
     
  2. JoeDerty

    JoeDerty Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Glad your ok! What kind of battery was it?
     
  3. VapinBill

    VapinBill Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2009
    Michigan
    Thank God, you are alright.
     
  4. kbjoran

    kbjoran Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 3, 2012
    Riverdale, GA
    I too am glad you're okay (except for the scared part). How old was the battery? More deets , please. Pictures are always good as well.
     
  5. Fisheeboy

    Fisheeboy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    Colorado, USA
    Yeah I'm okay. I just developed a whole new respect for charging these batteries though. It was a Kgo 1100mah regulated voltage. Had it for a little over a year. Now I'm nervous about the other one I have just like it.
     
  6. Fisheeboy

    Fisheeboy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    Colorado, USA
    I'll have to get my dad to help me with the pics. I aint so computer savy. I don't even have a camera on my phone. My house stinks so bad right now. Burnt plastic and lord knows what else
     
  7. Penn
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    Feb 17, 2014
  8. kbjoran

    kbjoran Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 3, 2012
    Riverdale, GA
    I think I might be a little shy around the other battery as well.
     
  9. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    Have to ask:
    Were you using a Brand name Charger or some cheap no-name?
    If ever, how many times have you Dropped that battery?

    Just trying to get an idea if it was a Charger fault or possible internal battery damage.
    A year, if used regularly is about the limit for battery - avg. recharge life 300 cycles
     
  10. leelee.d

    leelee.d Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2014
    Central Alabama
    OH geez....now you have me scared to death! Does this only happen while charging? Tell me this doesn't happen while vaping! I feel panic mode setting in!
     
  11. Fisheeboy

    Fisheeboy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    Colorado, USA
    I take these things to work with. I don't even want to think about what if I was charging it at work and that happened. Man, if I would have got somebody hurt, I don't even want to think about that. Boy o boy all the what ifs are starting to kick in now.
     
  12. sc12

    sc12 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 22, 2013
    USA
    I'd be freaked out too! Glad you're ok and the house is still standing.
     
  13. Recycled Roadkill

    Recycled Roadkill Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2013
    Garland, TX
    THAT is absolutely amazing!!!

    Where did you get a phone that doesn't have a camera?

    Oh yeah, glad too that no one got hurt.
     
  14. Fisheeboy

    Fisheeboy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    Colorado, USA
    you got me there. I was using a charger that came with a different starter kit I got a long time ago. same threading so I thought it would be okay. I couldn't tell how many times Ive dropped it. I very rarely do unless I forget it's on my lap before I stand up. Probably been dropped two or three times. Problem though is I have(had)two of them and they are identical. Couldn't say which one has been abused more. Although one of them did ride around in a tool box for several months csause I had misplaced there.
     
  15. Fisheeboy

    Fisheeboy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    Colorado, USA
    LMAO thanks, I needed that :lol: Yeah, the year 2000 keeps calling me asking for their phone back.
     
  16. Jarbs

    Jarbs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 16, 2013
    New Jersey
    how long was the battery on the charger?
     
  17. NerdVap0r

    NerdVap0r Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Bay Area
    Glad your ok, sounded quite scary, just need pics & alot of infos though. Alot of frauds trolling with battery explosion stories as a scare tactics out there.
     
  18. leelee.d

    leelee.d Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2014
    Central Alabama
    Wow, I put mine on the charger and then go to bed....won't be doing that anymore.
     
  19. Nikkita6

    Nikkita6 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2011
    New York
    It is a little unsettling to hear about Ego type batteries exploding, and I feel like I am hearing this more frequently as of late. Two years ago I felt like I very rarely, if ever heard stories of exploding regulated batteries. So glad that OP is ok, and that the battery was not charging from his computer.
     
  20. emus

    emus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 9, 2009
    Can you measure charger voltage?
     
  21. Penn

    Penn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2013
    In the wilderness
    I've heard of a few "explosions" with batteries. All but one I know of were charging issues. The lone exception was some "genius" that was trying to get more power by stacking batteries.
     
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