column

spare battery- be careful!

Home Forums Coffee Break spare battery- be careful!

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #109189
    Sylvia
    Participant

    This happened to me back a couple of years ago, and again more recently.

    #109190
    tony-morosco
    Member

    The problem with 9 volts is that the termini are next to each other. It isn’t just a matter of metal being near it, but any metal that touches both positive and negative terminus will complete the circuit.

    This could happen with any kind of battery, however since most have their connection points on opposite sides it isn’t likely.

    The problem isn’t just that it heats up and uses up all its power, but it can be a fire hazzard. When I was a boyscout we were taught to keep a 9 volt and steel wool in our emergency kits because if you can’t find dry kindling you can put the steel wool under you wood and ilight it on fire with the 9 volt. I have done it on several occasions.

    Always store batteries with care, but particularly 9 volts.

    #109191
    Misty Harrison
    Participant

    That’s really interesting Tony.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.