+Gloom Posted June 5, 2002 Share Posted June 5, 2002 Just a reminder to be careful when carrying spare batteries in your pocket. Had some in my pocket today from caching yesterday and I forgot they were there. I threw some change in there with them, usually I'm pretty careful about that kind of thing but today I just completely forgot. Awhile later I noticed a burning sensation on my leg. I reached down and found my pants leg was EXTREMELY hot. Seems the change had shorted out one of the batteries and it was cooking itself. By the time I reached in my pocket to get it out it was so hot that I got a 2nd degree burn on my finger. Luckily I had it out of my pocket before it started spewing battery acid. Ten minutes later, one of the quarters that was shorting it out was still hot to the touch. Anyway, just a reminder to be careful with your batteries. -Gloom ---- Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together. Quote Link to comment
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.