Originally Posted by Jim Bennett
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.