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LiPo Fire
« on: July 07, 2019, 04:39:08 PM »

I'm away in the motorhome at a vintage vehicle rally and the van next door just experienced a Bicycle battery catch fire in his storage locker. This was not on charge at the time.
It's very fortunate that this has happened when it has rather than at night or if the van was unattended.
Initially just smoke gave the warning and the battery was placed outside on a concrete block adjacent.
After several minutes the internal fire flared through the rest of the cells creating a huge cloud of smoke and pressure release.

Very many people have electric assisted bicycles so be warned!

A point worth noting is that these do not come with a sophisticated charger that has a storage charge setting

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