Re: Gloom & Doom
- The charger is still OK. The car was on the charger for around an hour
when the fire started. The problem was at the 110V Connector where the
power cord is attached. We had just finished eating supper and I heard
a large pop in the garage and went to investigate. The pop was from
the windshield breaking. If we had not heard that it is highly likely
that the fire would have spread to the garage and house. The inside
of the car was heavily damaged from the fire. The right half of the
dash is a goner and the liner at the top of the cabin is burnt to a crisp.
As soon as the insurance company looks at the remains I intend to remove
the dash to get a real look at the damage. If the insurance totals it,
I intend to buy it from them for a salvage effort. The Li Ion
batteries should still be good as well as the Zilla controller and Motor.
On 6/28/2012 7:01 AM, bisoner1 wrote:
> I assume it was charging at the time? Do you think the charger failed
> to shut off?
> Besides a timer, what other solutions have people used to avoid the
> risk of a fire while charging?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> <mailto:sparrow_ev%40yahoogroups.com>, DLFoulke <dfoulke1@...> wrote:
> > The fire department just left from my NMG catching fire. Looks like a
> > total loss. Early indications are that the fire started at the 110V
> > connector in the car. Its now sitting in front of the garage cooling
> > Dennis Foulke :-(
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