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Tip #7 style="color: red; background-color: rgb(255, 204, 204);">Battery
Batteries are noted for
producing what type of gas?
Your Answer Here:
Hint: The question is loaded. "Hydrogen" gas is not even a choice in the
question above. Furthermore, not all of the choices were gases at all.
We all have heard of the "dangers" of hydrogen gas, which can be emitted
from a battery usually when in the charge state. I don't know what
batteries those testers and teachers were using to plant this
fear-factor, but I'm assuming it's not the type of batteries I've been
living with for over a decade.
Suffice to say, the hydrogen-scare, like fuses, might be over-rated and
not applicable in any industry that I can think of (that uses batteries,
such as, everything....find me a person that blew up due to smoking over
a battery and I'll eat worms, for instance).
Here's a real-life Example:
On the net is a website that advocates putting a DC 2-wire wind generator
through a blocking diode and directly into the equally rated battery bank.
This did not work at all for me so I don't advocate it. But where was my
it turned out, the 48v wind generator melted the lead connector (before I
converted over to the brass connectors) of one of the battery cables. The
molten metal created a perfect dime-sized hole completely through
the top of the battery!
Apparently the wind generator that kicks up into the high 80's in voltage
was enough to cause lead to melt, but the battery didn't create enough
hydrogen to cause any noticeable damage. (*in fact that battery worked
fine for months after with just a piece of electrical tape covering the
hole). Later the battery was given in exchange for reducing the "core
charge" extortion UN-apportioned tax/fee.
But where was my bomb!? Doesn't our programming tell us of the dangers of
hydrogen gas from batteries ?
Ahhh....but when INDUSTRY has an accident, media PROGRAMMING is quick to
flip the script and sell us on how safe
it is (oddly enough our military was sold similarly on a slightly maligned
statement concerning radiation..."sure you're hair will fall out, but it
will grow back...."...phhhtt....bad programming).
Suddenly, PROGRAMMING sells the story that it's all safe now (for that
week in your mind). When industry had a mistake this was our "news"
All of a sudden "our" corporate media PROGRAMMING quickly jumps into
action to assure the exposed public the exact opposite, stating:
"Toxicity/Poison Hydrogen is nontoxic and nonpoisonous. It will not
contaminate groundwater (it’s a gas under normal atmospheric
conditions), nor will a release of hydrogen contribute to atmospheric
pollution. Hydrogen does not create fumes." (day is night, black
is white, blah blah blah).
truth is, I know when my batteries are getting bad and needing replacement
BECAUSE OF THE GASSES. And yes, the gasses will cause a chemical
taste in your mouth and a burning sensation around your lips and throat
(but that didn't make the news when hiding industry's effects on our
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gas that a battery creates.
you know what that other gas is?
Probably not. The "news" and education system doesn't program us to
know the other gas.
Why do you suppose that we've ALL heard only of one component that a
battery creates, Hydrogen?
would it not be equally important to mention that a battery creates a more
important gas, PURE oxygen?
I'm not saying I'd bottle the stuff up and save it for when I'm on the
common respirator, but it sure seems like a rather important gas to forget
Considering the fact that I smoke like a chimney, and have had a firewood
stove that pretty much stays lit year-round and located within 3 feet of
one of the battery banks (8 batteries, presently), apparently the hydrogen
scare is extremely over-rated as I'm also within three feet of both the
firewood stove and the closest battery bank, so in that regard I agree
with our programming.
Here's how it was explained to me as to why it's almost impossible to blow
Hydrogen is lighter than oxygen, and lighter than other gases that we
hydrogen escapes the battery and you are standing over the battery, that
hydrogen zips past you at a rate of (fast).
even in a somewhat controlled test environment, when collecting the
hydrogen in such a way as to re-direct that hydrogen through a small
plastic hose, lighting the other end creates a flame that is barely able
to be kept lit.
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