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Possible Battery Failure?

Discussion in 'Battery Issues' started by BigSteamyOnes, Jun 2, 2012.

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  1. BigSteamyOnes

    BigSteamyOnes Full Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    Brooklyn
    My PV felt a little hotter in my hand than normal so I quickly unscrewed the and removed the batt. Still not sure if it was really that much hotter but I'm paranoid. The thing is, I noticed that the bottom (-) of the battery was sunken in. I'm not sure if it was always that way or if I was push the PV switch too hard (megalodon bottom button) or if it's a sign of battery failure. My question is what should I do? throw it back in or just chuck it? I'm a little worried about using it to be honest.
     
  2. Switched

    Switched ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2010
    Dartmouth, NS Canada
    The neg on a battery has the PCB (protection circuit) and yes that should be flat. You might have caused some damage. To be on the safe side, I wouldn't use it.
     
  3. NickZac

    NickZac Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    When in doubt, throw it out! With that said, these batteries have negs that look recessed depending on how thickly they are wrapped...but with that said, if you think there is a chance it has had a deformation, replace it. The $10 difference is not with a lithium explosion as they are nasty as can be.
     
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