Leaking battery fumes


#1

I haven’t investigated this yet, but wonder if you all have some input as to whether or not the Hybrid manufacturers are installing a detector of some kind?



Actually, I got this idea from a CO2 poster on here.


#2

My understanding is that Hybrids use nickel-metal hydride or lithium-ion or similar batteries, and do not leak.


#3

I think you meant to say CO rather than CO2, right?

And as Bill pointed out, the cells are not vented. They do not intentionally vent gases (e.g. oxygen and hydrogen) as part of the conversion process. There are already applications with sealed lead-acid and gel cell technologies inside passenger compartments. If one of those hybrid battery packs vents, the noxious gases produced will probably be low on the list of concerns…


#4

You’re right, TT. CO.

Thanks for the info guys. I was just curious.