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Old 05-31-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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GPS left in the windshield bracket in the sun. It overheated and exploded.



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I leave my maps in the car all the time and they never explode.

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I leave my maps in the car all the time and they never explode.
In Ohio you have to preheat matches.
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They say Lithium batteries can be touchy. I know the ones that power RC cars planes, etc. nowadays are VERY touchy. I think it's the wet type VS the dry type. I know people who won't even take those RC batteries into their house.

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JTJ,

Yes they can cuase this. The majority of the damage seen is obviously caused by overheating and the fire that resulted from the battery short circuiting.
What every battery user should know
A major concern arises if static electricity or a faulty charger has destroyed the battery's protection circuit. Such damage can permanently fuse the solid-state switches in an ON position without the user knowing. A battery with a faulty protection circuit may function normally but does not provide protection against abuse.

Another safety issue is cold temperature charging. Consumer grade lithium-ion batteries cannot be charged below 0°C (32°F). Although the packs appear to be charging normally, plating of metallic lithium occurs on the anode while on a sub-freezing charge. The plating is permanent and cannot be removed. If done repeatedly, such damage can compromise the safety of the pack. The battery will become more vulnerable to failure if subjected to impact, crush or high rate charging.

Asia produces many non-brand replacement batteries that are popular because of low price. Many of these batteries don't provide the same high safety standard as the main brand equivalent. In fact some do not have a Circuit Protector in them at all! A wise shopper spends a little more and replaces the battery with an approved US Model that does in fact have a protection curcuit in them.

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This is probably what went wrong on the Malaysian passenger jet as well.

They were hauling a bunch of lithium batteries in their cargo hold.

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I have lithium batteries in my cordless tools. The charger will just flash a red light if you try to charge them when they are hot. They have to sit for a while before the charger will run.

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GPS is cool inasmuch as they are always telling you where to go---this one is saying to go to the body shop



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