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It's always sad to see these things light up. The battery's in my RS don't look any different wrap wise than any other gotway, and gotway has been good too me over the last 2yrs. I'm hoping my house doesn't catch fire in the middle of the night! 

It's too bad the evidence always burns up so we never really know. When this happened to a few V10s it came down to keeping the moisture out and better casings. 

Would it be a good idea to add one more wrap to the batteries in our wheels, more goop where the cables come out too? It's not like there is much room to add very much to the existing packs. 

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10 hours ago, RagingGrandpa said:

... but despite all its design rigor, the community declared it to have terrible reliability :(:(

  

An explanation was offered: metal debris inside the shell dislodged by (riding) causing shorting of the control board. Sounded plausible, anyway.

where did this explanation come from? there were no debris as I had open the wheel up prior to this and did not see anything unusual. 

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14 hours ago, Hsiang said:

where did this explanation come from? there were no debris as I had open the wheel up prior to this and did not see anything unusual. 

It was just more internet speculation; but an important possibility to keep in mind. All it would take is one loose wire cutting, screw, washer, or metal shaving (from the heatsink) to bridge exposed connections on the board and get things started...

p.s.- love your content @Hsiang. Holding a DSLR on a pole to take selfie video (instead of an action cam) to tighten depth of field... dedication! :D

  

11 hours ago, Tryptych said:

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As discussed below, bags & mats would be useful for picking up a burning battery in order to 'throw it outside'... but if you're not home, non-rigid insulating devices are unlikely to help :(

 

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36 minutes ago, RagingGrandpa said:

It was just more internet speculation; but an important possibility to keep in mind. All it would take is one loose wire cutting, screw, washer, or metal shaving (from the heatsink) to bridge exposed connections on the board and get things started...

Uh the other post made it sound like this was the reason not just speculation and if Hsiang didn't correct you, some would of  taken that as fact! 

There too many armchair specialists here and not enough actual specialists. Where the mechanical, electrical engineers, mechanics etc to give us some insight not just some average Joe who can google and has read a few buzz feed posts that just have a elementary understanding. 

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