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    First posting is always moderated (queue) to avoid spam and all the ****** stuff...there is a lot "autoregister and auto-posting" arround...Sorry..
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    That's truly unfortunate but I think overheating and smoking is better than just exploding without warning.

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    I see this is the first post to this thread in a while, but is this sort of thing still a problem/concern?

    I have to admit I'd never want to have a motor on any pedicab I'm riding, unless it was there only for licensing purposes/weight augmentation and thus completely disconnected and without fuel...
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    It's really a case of the wrong batteries and poor wiring.

    LiFePo4 batteries do not catch fire. Li-ion batteries can catch on fire.

    Imagine the wires are like the pipes in your house, if you push a lot of water through then too fast they will burst. Same if you pass electricity through a wire that has a bad connection (ie 2 wires just wound together and some duct tape place over the connection), the electricity will warm up as it passes through the connection and set on fire.

    This guy probably was charging 8 batteries from one plug too.

    Electric motors are awesome on pedicabs if you live in a hilly city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDragon View Post
    I see this is the first post to this thread in a while, but is this sort of thing still a problem/concern?
    Happens on a semi regular basis in London.
    Good times and riches and son of a bitches,
    I've seen more than I can recall.
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