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Dang Lithium Polymer Batteries..

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I’ve heard a rumor that Lithium Polymer batteries were unstable, but had no idea just how unstable.  Charging up my Tekkeon MP 3450 in the evening a couple nights ago Andrea heard a popping sound and it turned out to be the plastic casing around the external battery breaking open as the battery internal cells were expanding.  I unplugged the device and seconds later the cells must have opened and when the chemicals hit the ambient air (probably oxygen), a raging fire (much like a marine flare) immediately was taking place on my work desk.  Had no choice but to throw my jackets and pants on the flare.  Luckily flames didn’t go any further then the desk and floor because there’s no fire department in town or our entire district..


Written by galbavy

May 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm

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  1. Good thing you got it out. You might have had to use pig slop to put it out otherwise…

    Mike Z.

    May 31, 2014 at 3:27 pm

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