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Strangest Battery Explosion Ever?

Discussion in 'Battery Issues' started by smillett_vox, Sep 10, 2013.

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  1. smillett_vox

    smillett_vox Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 31, 2013
    Vernon, CT, USA
    To state the obvious, one of my batteries exploded, but not in a very ordinary way. It was a Panasonic CGR18650CH so it was a quality battery and I had just taken it off the charger so I could go out for the night. So I put it in my little pouch where I keep my ecig stuff (batteries, juice, mod...etc.) where I also stashed a bunch of change because I had no cash on me. I did that and walked out the door, got in my car and got on my way when, waddaya know, one of my batteries explodes. I thought "$#!@, my ecig just blew"...until I opened the bag. I thought that because I have a Sigelei #20 and the locking mechanism on the switch isn't really the best and I thought it could've unlocked and been constantly firing. Once I opened the bag and got an actual look, though, I found out that the other battery *outside of any mod* was the actual culprit.

    The purpose of this story is to ask what it could've been that caused this. Could it have been the change in the bag? Or maybe just an internal problem in the battery? I can't make much sense of it myself. Has anyone else heard of this happening?

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  2. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2013
    pics or it didn't happen :p

    And you are telling us you had a loose battery in a bag with metal conductors that could short it out?

    Was the battery in some sort of plastic case to prevent ANY chance of a short?

    Any time you carry a loose highly charged and sealed + pressurized battery..carry em in something like these below...
    The one above is dual purpose
    18650's longway x2, or 18350's side by side x4

    Never carry loose batteries in a pocket with change man...that's don't blow your junk off 101
  3. smillett_vox

    smillett_vox Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 31, 2013
    Vernon, CT, USA

    I feel like a dumbass now. At least it wasn't in my pocket but on the passenger seat in a bag. Thanks for the heads up, though. I will definitely be investing on one of those cases so that this doesn't happen again.

    Edit: And I can't really show pics of the battery because I tossed it so it wouldn't burn a hole in anything in my car but I can show you the somewhat melted inside of the bag
  4. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2013
    H-Town and learn bro

    It's all good
  5. gtbb

    gtbb Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    Cape Coral,Florida
    Glad your alive to learn. The cases are a must have even when not traveling with batteries.Vape safe!
  6. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 5, 2013
    In the Mountains
    Wait until Baditude is done with you.

    Glad you are okay. :) Somebody here did have change and a spare bettery in their pocket recently. Luckily they felt the battery heating up and removed it.
  7. bizziboi

    bizziboi Full Member Verified Member

    Yeah, change plus possibly zipper make an exceptionally flexible configuration.

    I know there's a Visa commercial in here somehow :p
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