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Old 09-07-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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I've been in the hobby for many years and I had something very scary happen last night. My wife woke me up smelling smoke in the house. After a few minutes of searching I discovered where it was coming from. One of my batteries had vented and caused the original box I keep them in to start to burn! I'm just glad I was home! Needless to say they are now stored in the garage away from anything that might catch on fire. I mean I've always known they could but until it happens to you it really didn't soak in. Careful of where and how your storing your batteries these days!! You might be next!
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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I keep all my race cells in a metal box for this very reason. Glad there wasnt a worse ending to your story!

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Old 09-07-2007, 06:54 PM   #3
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That's a real gut-check for all of us. I'm glad everything was ok.

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Old 09-07-2007, 07:04 PM   #4
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I've seen them do it at the track but never just sitting with nothing hooked up to them. I'm just glad I was home even though I didn't get any sleep after that thinking about it but at least it didn't burn the house down!!
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What kind of batteries were they?
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:16 PM   #6
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WOW, a handful of posts and nobody went "lipo vs nimh" on you. Congrats!

I had a bunch of old cells and one new cell vent on me this past week (nimh), and it's got me wondering if there's an end to these fragile cells anywhere in the not too distant future. And then there's that lipo waiting to burn my 1/18 into a puddle of molten plastic.....

I don't care which chemical stew we as an industry adopt, just as long as they get safer, and not necessarily faster.
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heh..this is good im not the only one.now be carefull cause the forum w h o r e s will come after you for details and what you did to cause this.glad that the family and house is ok.this happened to me with a lipo batt and i got so much negative reaction from alot of people just because i was trying to tell them to be carefull.
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WOW, a handful of posts and nobody went "lipo vs nimh" on you. Congrats!
Now look what door you've opened!!!111one!!!

I'm at the point of thinking about storing my laptop in the garage, I don't trust anything anymore. Everything sucks. Good for you for catching it.
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:25 PM   #9
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Now look what door you've opened!!!111one!!!

I'm at the point of thinking about storing my laptop in the garage, I don't trust anything anymore. Everything sucks. Good for you for catching it.
just dont leave them on your front seat
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just dont leave them on your front seat
I've taken the next safety step of removing all of my seats just in case.
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WOW, a handful of posts and nobody went "lipo vs nimh" on you. Congrats!

I had a bunch of old cells and one new cell vent on me this past week (nimh), and it's got me wondering if there's an end to these fragile cells anywhere in the not too distant future. And then there's that lipo waiting to burn my 1/18 into a puddle of molten plastic.....

I don't care which chemical stew we as an industry adopt, just as long as they get safer, and not necessarily faster.
Thats because I just got in from work. Seriously, we know that sub c's vent, so be glad his wife had a keen nose and his property wasnt damaged.
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heh..this is good im not the only one.now be carefull cause the forum w h o r e s will come after you for details and what you did to cause this.glad that the family and house is ok.this happened to me with a lipo batt and i got so much negative reaction from alot of people just because i was trying to tell them to be carefull.
They went after you because you're dumb.
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They went after you because you're dumb.


ROTFLMAO-ROTFLMAO-ROTFLMAO-ROTFLMAO

Let me tone it down, I dont want to instigate a riot...but that was funny
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