Got any pp9 batteries in a drawer warning

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  1. tofo

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    a potential fire hazard in much the same way that anything conductive dropped across the terminals of a van or leisure battery can. always keep leisure batteries in a purpose designed and vented box. never add an extra battery in a locker used to house other items without putting it in a box to protect the terminals.

    imagine driving up the road and something in the locker moving about due to vibration etc. all it would take is bad luck for anything that conducts electricity, from tin foil through to anything made of metal, to touch the terminals of the battery. your van would be well alight before you could stop
     
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    I have several of these in the drawer but ALWAYS put some insulation tape over the contacts to prevent any possible electrical 'activity'!!! :thumb:
     
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    9volt batteries can be very dangerous. The mother in law uses them in her pacemaker. I wont have her in the house unless she's covered up with insulation tape. :thumb::Wink:
     
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