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    Default what happens when a lithium ion battery leaks?

    Has anyone every had one leak on them?

    I over tightened a light and it crushed the head of the cell
    and started oozing stuff out. Yikes! I quickly put it in a
    ziplock and disposed of it.

    Before I threw it out I took a whiff and it smelled a little sweet.
    Now I have a headache.

    help I don't want to die.

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    Default Re: what happens when a lithium ion battery leaks?

    Recycle if possible, I am using a AA sized lithium with my ARC LS Rev1 with an AA twisty. The drive circuit is a custom board with a 1/2 watt current limiting resistor. The twisty give abit of pressure to the cell and the top of cell leaks a tiny bit everytime I recharge it. I just wipe it off, It smells really *great* especially when I disassemble the ARC LS for cleaning.

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    Default Re: what happens when a lithium ion battery leaks?

    Didn't they use to give lithium to psych. patients? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinking.gif[/img] Calling Dr.Chow [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    It smells good?

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    [ QUOTE ]
    flashlight said:
    Didn't they use to give lithium to psych. patients? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinking.gif[/img] Calling Dr.Chow [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yes, sometimes they perscribe lithium.

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    It sure smells good.. I just had some of it... I opened the 7LEDMcKinleyHiPower... just because.... there was a mention of it... and it did smell sweet... (though it never leaked)...

    Actually it must be some compound that contains *sugar* [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    j.k.

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Careful, this odor is associated with a powerful psychotropic substance that seems to cause a craving for ever brighter lights.

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    And that's a bad thing? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Ohhh.... Doug.... I think... that odour / sweet smell.... *That* is what was really driving me to to in for my first Luxeon Based Light.. which i might purchase / build soon... Its really adictive.. no wonder... i think Luxeon.. when i smell that CR123A [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] .. always keep gazing at it... and wonder.. what if this small thing can drive a Luxeon... well .. lets see how far.. it goes [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    That sweet smell gave me a headache and a bitter taste in the
    back of my throat. I've also got some neck spasms causing my head to jerk to the right while my right arm spases to the left.

    j/k

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    Default Re: what happens when a lithium ion battery leaks?

    Mmmmm....Lithium ions! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/huh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: what happens when a lithium ion battery leaks?

    are you bipolar? lick a leaked lion cell... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jpshakehead.gif[/img]

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    Actually, this is a known fact. Lithium-ions do not contain lithium. So they are safer than actual lithium cells. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    So licking them may not get you the lithium that you need.

    By the way, has anyone licked a 9v battery lately?

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    Default Re: what happens when a lithium ion battery leaks?

    Nope but I loaded 4 NiMH AA into a battery holder fresh off the charger and accidentally touched both the positive and negative contact with a finger. It burns, it burnsssss!!

    I hope nobody does that with a lithium ion unprotected cell, those can deliver a lot more than 5 amps if they have to.

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