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Old 01-10-2009, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Battery Safety

With all of us tinkering in one way or another with electric vehicles, what steps can be taken to protect yourself or your vehicle from damage caused by the battery pack in case of an accident.

For example, lets say due to poor planning basjoos had a battery bank in the boattail of his civic. He gets rear ended and two things could happen;

1. Battery acid leaks out damaging components, (Minor)
2. Batteries are twisted in ways that terminals either touch or short against other metal causing sparks which can ignite interior components.

Are these outlanding scenarios or are their ways to safely house the batteries in our converted vehicles ....

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