Camera Truck Fire - Lithium Batteries
Posted 24 July 2005 - 01:38 AM
If so what kind of charger was he/she using? Could a bad battery cause such a thing? Recently I pulled a battery off my AB Titan charger because I felt it was dangerously hot.
Posted 24 July 2005 - 01:18 PM
i don´t know if you are talking about the same story but i have seen pictures !!!!
a friend of mine has a company for lets call it film-stuff and he was booked with his cherry picker for a ridley scot movie.it is (WAS!) a very nice truck with a crane on it as well as camera platforms for camera and steadicam.he showed me films of the shoot on his mini-dv:a big fight scene with loads of horses, cameracrane with remote head,camera on tripod in the rear and steadicam operator on the front plattform,driving through the desert.
when i asked him what happened to his cherrypickerhe told me that he was just building a new one, because the whole thing burned down on that shoot together with half of the set !!!
too bad.i really loved that car.
(at least he definitely has a story to tell to his grandchildren now !)
i have no idea if the steadicam operator was the one who caused that fire ´but a cameratruck
burned down, for sure !
Posted 24 July 2005 - 03:32 PM
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Posted 02 September 2005 - 03:43 PM
Some of the exploding cells it is thought landed on the egg-crate foam rubber that was on the shelf. On this rubber Jimmy's Pro II sled was lying upon. The foam rubber it is thought became an accelerant and quickly ingnited from the hot molten battery cells. Thus one charred PRO sled.
As Larry said, I think not to panic about charging Li-Ion cells if they are manufactured by a reputable company such as Anton Bauer or PAG. Perhaps wise to consider Paul Sommers' comment about ventilation while charging Li-ions in general.