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Old 08-19-2000, 07:37 AM   #1
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Post Why did the battery explode?

My dad just tried to start his Nissan Quest van and BOOM! The battery exploded! Why?
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Old 08-19-2000, 07:40 AM   #2
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acid leak? something linking together both the pos and neg leads?
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Old 08-20-2000, 01:13 AM   #3
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When a battery is on a charger, one of the chemical by-products of the charging is hydrogen gas (very explosive) that's probably why it went boom.....but as to why a hydrogen build-up in the first place...dunno.
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Old 08-20-2000, 04:11 AM   #4
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maybe because it was a "mini van" or the tire pressure was low.
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Old 08-20-2000, 09:32 AM   #5
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were the battery cables hooked up backwords, cause that will do it.
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