Does the battery compartment have to be ventilated?

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  1. veevee

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    ... if you use sealed or gel batteries?

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  2. aba

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    in simple terms No :thumb:

    as they are sealed there is no where for the gas to get out of them
     
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    Agree with above, but personally would still prefer to vent, belt and braces.
     
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    Sealed batteries still have the ability to vent if they become pressurised due to gassing or high temperatures. Gel batteries would not normally gas unless they are being charged by a charger unsuitable to gel batteries. Ventilating the compartment is a good idea anyway.
     
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