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william trench
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Mar 5th, 2018 at 5:14am
 
Please avoid cheap, generic, 'replacement' batteries and locate chargers where this can't happen. This is from one in a Makita charger Friday night.... The fire was intense but fortunately burned the oxygen out of the shop and went out before too much damage. I only lost some cordless tools in their plastic cases and a bunch of chisels and router bits. Absolutely everything in the shop has soot on it, inside the cabinets and drawers, and the clean-up will be a royal pain. Could have been worse. PS.. ceiling modification by FD...
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Reply #1 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 5:21am
 
Oh wow.Glad it wasnt any worse.
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Reply #2 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 7:57am
 
Just awefull for sure but thanks for the heads up as Im going out and remove my battery that I just leave on the charger.
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Reply #3 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 12:25pm
 
Buck, me too as soon as I get home. Never gave it a thought before.

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Reply #4 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 8:35pm
 
That's awful, sorry to see this.
I don't leave mine on the charger unless i'm in the shop,
not sure why , i just wasn't comfortable leaving them unattended.
Thanks for letting everyone know, were your batteries nicad
or lithium? I have heard that old nicads will overheat when left
on a charger and burn up.
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Reply #5 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 8:42pm
 
Sorry William, I was so focused on your pics that I didn't see your topic Lithium Ion batteries, disregard my question.
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Reply #6 - Mar 6th, 2018 at 12:50am
 
sorry about your fire, but am glad it was not worse and that you and your family are ok. i have all my chargers on a switch controlled power strip, so i know that they are not powered unless i am there. i also charge only 1 battery or device at a time.
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Reply #7 - Mar 6th, 2018 at 6:53am
 
Thanks. What saved the shop was a 8" hole that busted out of a window next to the fire's location which vented some of the gasses and pressure without allowing oxygen to enter, as well as the fact that the shop is so tight that the oxygen was depleted fairly quickly. If this had happened in a warmer period and there had been a window open, I would have lost all the tools, machines, car parts, and every one of my vehicles which are parked close to the shop or located in small shed additions off of it, the most modern of which is my '68 SAAB 95 wagon. I would still have had my house, but my life is really in that building. I would like to add that this happened the night before the 'noreaster" storm and could have been related to a power surge or outage as the winds were substantial and there are areas that are still without power. Still, a good idea the be able to turn off chargers when out of the shop and never leave the battery in once it has been charged.
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