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Old Aug 04, 2003, 11:24 AM
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Ken, that is a terrible story, very sorry to hear it happened to you. Perhaps others will take note and be careful with ALL battery packs. They should be handled and treated with great care, especially when charging.

I nosed in a plane that was running a 2s2p 1200 setup. The front pack immediately vented and got VERY hot. I set it aside on concrete expecting it to vent for a few minutes. 20 minutes later it was STILL venting and STILL very hot! I found a container and dunked it in water. These things can contain a lot of energy and can react unpredictably after being subjected to unusual forces like a place crash. Best to treat them like explosives, store and charge in protected areas with no combustibles.
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