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post #21 of Old 04-01-2016
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Re: Cheap Tesla battery modules now available

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
With all the stories of lithium battery fires over the past months, I am not in a hurry to put them on my boat. You can jump out of a burning car or away from a flaming laptop but on a boat?

I'll wait a while longer before trying them in a critical situation thanks.
Lithium banks like those made by Tesla seem to be pretty bullet proof with each cell fused so a short will not take down the whole battery bank. As this video shows they are also pretty rugged. A few Electric Vehicle guys tried to take one apart without much success:
https://youtu.be/lZzoxRCxZ_8?t=2m3s
Of course someone who home brews their pack without proper fusing may be asking for trouble.

Mike
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