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    Wow thats Catostrophic!

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    Default Re: A Little Accident. W/123's and a Peli. M6

    Message to self --

    Check the two Pentax IIQ-Zoom waterproof 35mm cameras, as well as all the flashlights.
    One of those two Pentax cameras uses two of these lithium 3v cells. And it's Waterproof.

    I haven't used either one in about five years but they still had the clock date/time working and exposure count showing six months ago when I moved them -- into the sealed OtterBoxes, with new packs of the dessicant. The gas-tight boxes with the pressure relief valve on them to let me open them again if the air pressure's risen since I closed them up tight.

    I bet the Pentax will suck those batteries completely dry, too.

    Memo to self -- use tongs ....

    YIKES!

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    Just stumbled upon this. Thanks for the info. Stay safe.

    Stuart

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    Default Re: A Little Accident. W/123's and a Peli. M6

    After reading this entire thread, I'm thinking that all batteries should be stored in military surplus steel ammo containers. This would contain the explosion/fire and keep it from spreading.

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    Default Re: A Little Accident. W/123's and a Peli. M6

    Thats not all that bad of an idea, for a just in case scenario.

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    Default Re: A Little Accident. W/123's and a Peli. M6

    Hi there, I have only read up to page 3 and ill read the rest later. I HOPE the battery mfgr replaced your light like they say "we will repair or replace any device damaged by this battery" I have heard that lithium batteies can be dangerous:

    http://www.dot.gov/affairs/rspa2100.htm

    although i have 2 cameras powerd by cr123 batteries, and i have never had any probs. I HAVE however had an energizer blow up in my minimag.. when i opened the back of it. it sounded like a gun and the cap flew across the room.. Im sorry to hear about this and it makes me think: my camera is a lithium ion, my mobile phone, even my walkman uses LI ion..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselducy
    I HAVE however had an energizer blow up in my minimag.. when i opened the back of it. it sounded like a gun and the cap flew across the room..
    What Energizer was it? Alkaline ? Lithium ? Why did it blow up ?

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    Default Exploding Flashlights?

    Saw this on the Geocaching.Com website. Has anybody ever experienced this?

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    Default Re: Exploding Flashlights?

    Discussed at length in this thread:

    http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=78843

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    It has happened before. I was surprised to see a duracell in the photo. I am not sure if the second battery looks the way it does due to it being burned or or not. The second cell looks like a litium Ion cell to me.
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    Default Re: Exploding Flashlights?

    There have been a number of flashlights that have exploded, all I've heard of, were using primary lithiums, and all the ones I heard about were 123 based flashlights. It also seems that they have all used 2 or 3 lithium primary 123 cells.

    Luckily, so far, nobody's house has burned down due to the 123 primary lithiums yet.

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    This is all pretty disturbing. I have 6 large drawers full of lights, many with multiple 123's, and my compulsive Flashaholic nature delights in selecting one (or 5) at random and lighting them up. I suppose I'll have to remove the cells from all but a few, though I hate to do that. At least I can keep my multiple-celled LiON lights primed and ready, or can I?

    Brightnorm

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    Default Re: Exploding Flashlights?

    Quote Originally Posted by lightcacher
    Saw this on the Geocaching.Com website. Has anybody ever experienced this?
    So what kind of batteries are those in that thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by JonSidneyB
    It has happened before. I was surprised to see a duracell in the photo. I am not sure if the second battery looks the way it does due to it being burned or or not. The second cell looks like a litium Ion cell to me.
    That's what it looks like to me. That makes me think "user error" is at fault more than faulty cells.
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    I have sent Tom and Donna an email to try to get more facts on their experience.

    I will let everyone know what I find out.

    Tom
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    Most batteries don't die - they are tortured to near death, then murdered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverFox
    I have sent Tom and Donna an email to try to get more facts on their experience.

    I will let everyone know what I find out.

    Tom

    Have you heard anything yet Tom?

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    Hello Newbie,

    In spite of my several efforts to contact them, I have heard nothing back from them...

    Tom
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    Most batteries don't die - they are tortured to near death, then murdered...

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    Default Re: A Little Accident. W/123's and a Peli. M6

    Darn.

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    Default Re: A Little Accident. W/123's and a Peli. M6

    pity tt d local agent cant didn't honor Pelican's "u break it, we replace it 4 free" where i m at (ttz S'pore) many mths ago!

    d agent wanted me 2 pay abt 50% of d total price to replace a faulty LED bulb module. i m a fan of their lights (i hav recently bought d M6 2390), but dun like how d agent handled d situation.

    does d warranty oni apply 2 selected countries? can any1 here "shed some light" on tis issue.

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    Default Re: A Little Accident. W/123's and a Peli. M6

    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz
    pity tt d local agent cant didn't honor
    I read this ten times and still don't understand it.. Is there somewhere you can guide me to translate it?
    Thanks in advance.
    David
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    .... Sorry .... I can't translate gutter gang slang ..........





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    Broke Re: A Little Accident. W/123's and a Peli. M6

    it's Singlish (S'pore ver of english)....

    how come u guys get spare parts for free while i hav 2 pay so much for them? d worse thing is that the agent assumed i got it from an unlicensed store w/o even checking backing up their claims.

    the warranty applies only in some countries?




    *newbie in bad mood, still fuming mths later*
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    Default Re: A Little Accident. W/123's and a Peli. M6

    a similar thing happened to me last night. i was using an Ultrafire 6V Xenon with some el cheapo batteries included in the flashlight. turned it on for about 15 minutes and the body of the light got really warm (not burning hot). then, i heard a loud pop, and found out that the rubber tail cap had flown off, and the bulb blew. later, i found out i fried just about everything, because of the smell given off by burnt out electronics (smelled the same thing when i acidentally overloaded a 3V LED with 18V). as i carefully unscrewed the tailcap, i could see that just sbout everything was scorched, turn black by the battery residue (or fire???). the batteries itself were black with the caps blown off. luckily, i wasn't hurt, but it looks like i need a new light.

    Brendan

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    sure glad that no one was hurt......could have been a much worse outcome......thanks for the information

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