Electric Bike Fire

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  1. thatsdax

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    That looked like he had it rigged with fireworks!!
     
  3. ZipTie

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    Thanks for posting. I had an electric Chinese made Mini RC Helicopter explode in my kitchen and I can assure you That that e bike wasn't rigged with fireworks. It almost set my house on fire. Those batteries short out and its a serious and horrid Explosion then a hot dangerous fire follows. Its a real worry on these batteries we all have in our pockets with our phones now. E-cigs, E bikes, kids scooters, kids power toys, etc. I cant shake a bit of real fear from Lithium type batteries after witnessing one of these even small batteries explode and burn like nothing else. It makes fireworks look pale. NOTE: Most happen from charging and getting over charged due to malfunction, but if a short happens it can go Blewey too. One has to trust that the Battery is Mfg right and the circuit to prevent over charging is working/
    PS Also at 40 sec looked like a N Korean missile test. LOL

    zpt
     
  4. thatsdax

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    I was thinking the same thing at first.. But once it got going... It looked like a combination of Fireworks, C4 and Napalm !!
     
  5. ZipTie

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    Plus other top secret explosives
     
  6. Ludwig II

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    The silly thing is it's generally illegal to store infernal combustion engined bikes in residential building because of the fire risk, but electricity is "respectable".
     
  7. ZipTie

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    Yea gas can still go Kaboom, but is more predictable and gas fumes let one know something is wrong, whereas an Electric LIPO battery gives 0 warning. Hopefully in the future new technology can prevent all battery fires. I saw a tesla tearing the road up tonight, dang it was scary fast. Like it or not Batteries no doubt will replace all new gas powered vehicle engines in the future.
     
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    This is why I'm still wary of those so-called "hoverboard"-type things that look like mini-Segways without handles. I saw one catch fire downtown a little while back, and I've heard they can detonate also, but I haven't seen that.
    It's so monumentally important to have a LIPO battery that is made rugged and well; it has to be installed in a design with adequate cooling and you have to watch for excessive draw, and probably many other variables I don't understand well enough. I've seen that the cheap stuff is not worth it. What you save in dollars up front you may make up for in a hospital bill later.
     

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