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Batteries

Battery Gas ?


Question:

Batteries are noted for producing what type of gas?

a.) Sulfuric
b.) Hydrochloride
c.) Helium
d.) Nitrogen
e.) Fluorine
f.) Peptic



Your Answer Here:____________________



Hint: The question is loaded.

There is no proper choice offered to answer the question above.

"Hydrogen" gas would have been the popular answer.

Furthermore, not all of the choices offered above were gases.

And further, there is another important product of batteries, the not-so-propagated, pure oxygen.





Amidst all the warnings on the battery labels, the hydrogen gas which can be emitted from a battery usually when in the charge state, are Flamable as stated.

However in reference to the dangers of hydrogen gas from batteries, the claims appear to be a tad over-rated.

Suffice to say, the hydrogen-scare, like fuses, is variable and more-so not applicable in any industry that I can think of (aside from hydrogen in large amounts, which batteries generally will not produce unless over-charging or in the "equalize" state offered by most solar and wind charge controllers). For instance, I've never met a person that blew up due to smoking over a battery, regardless of which state a battery was in.


Prior to my daily involvement and close-proximatey of the battery banks, a perfect dime-sized hole was discovered atop one of the batteries. Since the damage occurred prior to my having moved closer to the batteries, it is suspected that the cause of such damage may have been the result of the 48v wind generator which kicks up into the high 80's in voltage.

Even under what must have been extreme circumstances, the battery didn't create enough hydrogen to cause any damage whatsoever, and certainly not enough to cause a fire, nor was there evidence that a flame materialized.

In fact, the damaged battery remained in operation for months with just a piece of electrical tape covering the hole before finally being retired in exchange for reducing the "core charge" exchange for its replacement.


So despite the exploded-reality of the hydrogen dangers, as per our programming, where was the bomb in the aforementioned case?


Interestingly though, when INDUSTRY has an accident, media PROGRAMMING is quick to flip-the-script to sell us that the dangers are unfounded.


https://www.powermag.com/lessons-learned-from-a-hydrogen-explosion/

Suddenly convenient, it is stated:


"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)






More importantly, what about the OTHER gas that a battery creates?


Why 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 mentioning.



Hydrogen is lighter than oxygen, and lighter than other gases that we breathe.

If hydrogen escapes the battery and you are standing over the battery, that hydrogen zips past you at a rate of (fast).





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