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RE: 18650 explosion
Don, you must be the most unlucky guy ever! Tongue

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22-01-2016 03:59 PM
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Not as much unlucky as careless...

I've had my moments in A&E (ER in American) when I went "I don't believe I just did that"

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22-01-2016 04:58 PM
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RE: 18650 explosion
Like the time I was putting new speakers in the car door. Given that the vehicle was an Austin Allegro Estate (Maybe one of the worst cars ever made) in bile yellow, this may have tripled it's value.

So I wanted to route the cables through the hinge area where they wouldn't be cut by the door. So I hold the cables in the hinge area with my thumb. Then shut the car door.

Like I said, there are times I need to think things through first.

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my grandfather once told me the difference between foresight and hindsight is a person with foresight knows its a bad idea to sit under the table and kick the legs off , a person with hindsight knows it hurt when the table fell on their head.

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23-01-2016 04:28 PM
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Sounds like your grandfather was a wise man Big Grin

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RE: 18650 explosion
(23-01-2016 04:28 PM)Chuck-Drl Wrote:  my grandfather once told me the difference between foresight and hindsight is a person with foresight knows its a bad idea to sit under the table and kick the legs off , a person with hindsight knows it hurt when the table fell on their head.

As in the only infallible medical diagnostic instrument. The retrospectoscope.

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23-01-2016 09:22 PM
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RE: 18650 explosion
(25-11-2015 08:35 PM)ecignut Wrote:  
(25-11-2015 08:08 PM)Chuck-Drl Wrote:  battery safety is perhaps the most important aspect of vape . this video demonstrates an intentional explosion . DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME !!!
http://www.google.com/url?q=https://www....Bjg9F-Y3fw
Hi Chuck - Don is the guy to tell us all about exploding batteries - no doubt he will reply to this. I totally agree with you - these batteries have to be treated with a great deal of respect they are not like the ones in toys and razors etc.
I too have looked to Don as the "Last Word" on batteries.. That being said, Ive had to use other cells that I didnt know at times, and just applied the same rule to that as I do to a lot of other things in life.. I never intentionally abuse them, I never run them till they are completely dead, and I never push them to the insane limits that Ive seen others do. I do try to buy good cells at the onset, Samsung, Efest, etc. I keep them charged, yes, I even have a charger in the truck so I can switch out on the road. I bought some re-wrapping supplies for when they start getting a bit tattered, and always keep my reserves in a plastic protective box. All my dual battery mods have matched pair "Married" batteries, that are never cross paired. Ive decided that when doing this, I will recover each married pair in their own color too prevent mix ups. Whe you ride a motorcycle.. you have to respect whats between your legs.. the same applies to what goes between your lips.

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RE: 18650 explosion
(26-11-2015 08:21 PM)Don Wrote:  I've had a 26650 vent with flame on me. Fortunately it wasn't in my hand at the time as I was opening the door to get the cell outside when it popped. 

I think it had hard shorted in a mech mod.
I've actually had one 18650 short on me.. the mod got extremely hot.. Thanks to both fear and instinct, Mod and all just went out the window.. LOL

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I had one stupid moment early in my vaping history. i had a hybrid connection and was putting a tank on it. The owner of the vape store (a friend of mine) said ' dude be careful with that - it is a hybrid' I calmly replied that I know what I'm doing. The pin protrudes. Well the pin collapsed, the battery went pop goes the weasel. I was quick enough to drop the damn tube mod. I was able to remove the battery with no damage to the mod thankfully. It was the original SMPL BTW. The battery came out charred on the top. I have my senior moments. He still to this day teases me about it. But it does remind me of what not to do. Thankfully my wife was not present or I would have no mech mods in the house ... I know she would have tossed out all my nice Phillipine mods. I got rid of my noisy Cricket after popping a few coils - some crazy English guy has it now ...
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RE: 18650 explosion
(09-02-2016 01:38 PM)Galaxyrider Wrote:  
(26-11-2015 08:21 PM)Don Wrote:  I've had a 26650 vent with flame on me. Fortunately it wasn't in my hand at the time as I was opening the door to get the cell outside when it popped. 

I think it had hard shorted in a mech mod.
I've actually had one 18650 short on me.. the mod got extremely hot.. Thanks to both fear and instinct, Mod and all just went out the window.. LOL
Best thing to do. The door prize for a lithium cell in thermal runaway is a cloud of hot hydrogen fluoride. Which turns to hydrofluoric acid in your lungs.

You really, really don't want to be in the same enclosed space as that.

If a mod starts to get unexpectedly hot - get it away from you, preferably outside and downwind of you.

You can always pick up the pieces later. Harder to swap out your lungs.

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