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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:09 pm 
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One of my two cabin batteries blew half its top off while I was on the
road. Other battery is appears fine. What happened?
mickey

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Possibly a short in that battery?

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I fined this of great interest, as it is the first time I have heard of this happening like this. I would immediately contact the maker of the battery and the retailer that sold the battery for their imput.


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Yep, that's what I would do.

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Mickey; have you found out anything further about your battery problem? If not, perhaps it being displayed on the "Discussion" forum will generate some responces.

Jim


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Batteries emit hydrogen and any spark or open flame invites same. Battery compartments with lead acid batteries must be well ventilated. Don't mean to insult anybody's intelligence but as a teen ager I saw a battery explode and it left a 70 year impression. To push this a little further, I would opine something on outside of battery was involved.
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I, fortunately, have never had this happen, but I witnessed a battery explosion when a shade tree mechanic disconnected a booster cable in the wrong sequence.


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