This week happened, what I was sure never could happen with me… After a long workday and some modifications on my board I just wanted to go for a test ride. I plugged in the XT90 Antispark to get my system running, but… Fu** I plugged the Loopkey into the charging port… 3sec and no way back…90sec and the work of the last 6month gone… There are two things which saved our flat
- and most important, thanks to @Eboosted that he shared his experience with his first and hopefully only fire. Because of this I bought some fire covers, fire extinguisher and had a 5l bottle of salt water close to my workplace.
- the bullet prove deck from @trampa … as the board was laying up side down the fire couldn´t burn through the board, and saved most of our wooden floor
I got the fire fast under control as I threw the two covers over and put out the last flames with the water and the extinguisher. Till the fire brigade arrived I already managed all.
Why I share this? For me it is a big pain in the a**…still can´t believe how I could be so stupid… I was reading before a lot about all the safety against fire topics here and I see people saying “no problem, I´ll just throw the board out of the window…” Sorry, but NO, you will not. If it start to burn you will probably run or shit in your pans rather than to take the board in your hands hand threw it away…
I live in a big house, second floor…don´t want to imagine what would happen if the floor would start to burn. Man it´s a fucking shit load of energy we put on or under our boards. Just want to say you all: Take care, always 110% focus on what you do. Be prepared, always have a fire extinguisher, bottle of salt water (5L or more), bag of sand or some of these close to your workplace. Or even BETTER, ALL of it.
Take responsibility and find a safe workspace. Not only for you, also for your family and neighbors. Best to find a garage, container or workshop, where you just can let things burn (that´s what I´ll do for sure).
Believe me, it´s no fun to clean the flat after a LiIon or LiPo fire… You can´t imagine how much shit is in this batteries, and where all the dust will lay down.
Thank you to all who read till here and take my words to the heart! Stay tuned, ride safe!
And here some last memories…before and after:
and that´s what left…I guess the motors also finished…