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Old 12-28-2012, 02:41 PM   #29
Name: Ronnie
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Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
I have dealt with many hundreds of flooded lead-acid batteries, and have never seen, or heard of, one exploding.

Has anyone ever had this happen?

I have had very good luck with my flooded batteries over the years, with once a year maintenance. Keeping the charge up is the key to longevity I have found. I have never tried an AGM one yet though.
I have had one blow up on me on a large industrial generator I was starting. The battery was in a closed in, but ventilated section of the generator. It must have sparked when I hit the starter button. Sounded like a bomb going off, and scared the crap out of me! Luckily the battery was enclosed inside a door on the generator or I would have been injured. Im very cautious about sparks around batteries now.

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #30
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Hey, Ronnie- is that you from IRV2, only now with a Scamp?

If so, inquiring minds want to know: What the heck happened to the "Man Cave"?

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