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Old 10-15-2018, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Error disconnecting battery hardware

While taking apart the hardware that connects my bikes 42 volt lithium battery, I made a mistake that allowed the live positive and negative wires directly connected to the battery to touch momentarily two or three times. I stupidly almost shocked myself. I didn't notice how the lines could still touch. It blackened parts of a bolt, cut a small thin washer, and made sparks.

Did I just ruin my battery?




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Old 10-16-2018, 03:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's likely still fine looks like the insulation on the wires didn't even get close to melting. Lithium ion batteries are fairly tough. If it's a LiFePO4 it's really tough, until it gets cold.
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Yeah, I'd say you're probably still fine. Heat is a battery's enemy. Looks like all the heat went into your connectors.

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