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Mike Sokol

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9-Volt Battery Danger
« on: January 29, 2014, 12:28:49 pm »

Here's a video about a house fire that was started by a bag of used 9-volt batteries removed from smoke detectors. Hopefully, all of us tape-over the terminals of any 9-volt batteries removed from RF mics and such before throwing them away. Dumping them in a trash can under your desk could easily start a fire. Same goes for battery recycling centers at the big box stores. I would tape over ALL 9-volt batteries, no matter what their final destination.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSJH21WmALc

Perhaps 10 years ago I stuffed a 9-volt battery in my pants pocket along with some pocket change. After a while I noticed that my leg felt a little hot, but I was laying on a stage in the sun doing some wiring so it didn't get my full attention. However, when I stood up my pants were "smoking hot" and then I realized it was the 9-volt battery shorted by the change in my pocket. No jokes about "hot pants" please...  :o
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Re: 9-Volt Battery Danger
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 12:59:42 pm »

I 'heated' my leg with a 9 volt and keys in the pocket. Been careful ever since
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Re: 9-Volt Battery Danger
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 01:04:35 pm »

There's an old survival trick of using your flashlight batteries and some steel wool to start a fire, so maybe even 1.5v batteries deserve this attention.

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 01:13:09 pm »

I 'heated' my leg with a 9 volt and keys in the pocket. Been careful ever since

I've watched more than one tech trainee/volunteer do the "9v dance".
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Re: 9-Volt Battery Danger
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 01:21:07 pm »

I've watched more than one tech trainee/volunteer do the "9v dance".

Here's the original James Brown "Hot Pants" to use for those situations. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lfz8O_sMvI  ::)

Now I want it as a ring-tone...
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 02:21:56 pm »

Here's the original James Brown "Hot Pants" to use for those situations. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lfz8O_sMvI  ::)

Now I want it as a ring-tone...

Gonna one-up you on that one, Mike:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgoN-u_77NE
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Re: 9-Volt Battery Danger
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Re: 9-Volt Battery Danger
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2014, 06:00:47 pm »

I used to make hand warmers out of aluminum foil and D cell batteries. Just wrap the battery in foil leaving the ends open. When your hands get cold close the ends. Once they are warm open the ends up again. Works for about 1 football game. lol
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Re: 9-Volt Battery Danger
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2014, 03:48:59 pm »

Here's a video about a house fire that was started by a bag of used 9-volt batteries removed from smoke detectors. Hopefully, all of us tape-over the terminals of any 9-volt batteries removed from RF mics and such before throwing them away. Dumping them in a trash can under your desk could easily start a fire. Same goes for battery recycling centers at the big box stores. I would tape over ALL 9-volt batteries, no matter what their final destination.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSJH21WmALc

Perhaps 10 years ago I stuffed a 9-volt battery in my pants pocket along with some pocket change. After a while I noticed that my leg felt a little hot, but I was laying on a stage in the sun doing some wiring so it didn't get my full attention. However, when I stood up my pants were "smoking hot" and then I realized it was the 9-volt battery shorted by the change in my pocket. No jokes about "hot pants" please...  :o
are you saying you have a hot sausage in your pants !
a guy laid some sheet metal on top of an old "dead" car battery he was hauling to the scrap dealer. it blode up as he was driving down the road to the scrap dealer. i told him never short the terminals of any dead battery. dont put a round battery in your pocket if its got coins or keys. theres always a possiblilty of the coins or keys to make contact with both ends.
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