mrzed wrote: ↑
Feb 15, 2018 2:14 am
OK - I'm surprised none of the senior forum members have yet to chime in on this one but it can't go unsaid any longer. This is what we call a teachable moment.
To be clear - this is no personal attack - so please don't take it as such. Any sarcasm (of which there will be much) is solely intended to assist in people paying attention. Forum readers tend to prefer antagonistic 'Flame wars' filled with personal attacks and outlandish character. You may well be smarter than me, but I know at least a little bit more about lithium batteries. (BTW, you can tell what an a$$hole I am from my gratuitously florid language). To wit:
1. (Where 1 is the idea of people sending you their dead 18650 batteries): NO.
2. (Where 2 is your collection of dead 18650 batteries): NO.
1. You could be theoretically sued to oblivion for even posting this thread IMO, the USA is kind of stoopid for what courts get away with in awarding judgements, but that's where you live. Shipping of lithium batteries legally requires declaring hazardous cargo, and any shipper would outright refuse if you told them what you were actually
shipping (used cells) because (among other things):
a: MOST 'dead' cells are dead (meaning contain zero chemical energy that can poof or make electrons go) but SOME are just waiting to explode . . .
b: SOME people know how to properly and reliably drain and test lithium cells so that they confirmed do not contain any more magic, but they have yet to post in this thread. I include myself in this, with the difference that I know that I don't know which is why I would never:
2. Please please stop storing your cells in a jumbled mess in a wooden box (in case it wasn't obvious by now).