a 9v battery exploded
Nov 7, 2008 at 9:44 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 10

linuxworks

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here's the aftermath with pixel goodness:

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yikes!

it was sitting in my bedroom on a night table (small desk). sitting upright, not connected, hadn't been used for a few days. I 'used it up' in a pimeta and it was too low a voltage to be useful so I removed it from my amp and was planning to throw it out. later.

a loud BANG came from my bedroom. I came in to find the battery lying on its side and parts of it on the floor.

thank god that didn't happen when I was sleeping in there! and yes, it was on my night table right next to my bed. sheesh!

I've read a lot about li-ions being bad from sony (and many other makers). this is my first experience with a common alkaline battery exploding all on its own!

be careful where you store batteries. even 'used up' ones. geeze...
 
Nov 7, 2008 at 11:01 PM Post #3 of 10

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I keep a spare 9V cell in my bag (in case the current one in the Corda Move runs dry). I used to keep the cell together with the iPod LOD in the same pocket compartment. Once, the two terminals came in contact with the LOD plug, creating a short and causing the cell to heat up to burning temperatures. I am sure an explosion would have occurred had I not felt there was a fire going on inside my own bag. Now I keep the cell in some sort of protective cover to effectively isolate the terminals.

Had it exploded though, I am sure the cell would look like yours or worse.
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 7:23 AM Post #6 of 10

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At least nobody was hurt...
Batteries explode from time to time, even if its rare.
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 10:39 AM Post #8 of 10

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Haha very comforting krmathis!


He he! Maybe not. But the truth must come out...
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