My first Tesla Battery Fire

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Well I really did it this time boys, this is what thermal runaway on Tesla 18650 cells look like, remember, safety first and don’t forget to checkout the indiegogo link here!”
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  • Stealth EV
    Stealth EV2 vjet më parë

    Hey Rich & Company, Wanted to share a little Tesla battery/BMS tutorial. We hope it will help explain how to avoid the possible dangers that can come from working with Tesla cells and most other Lithium batteries. Hope you all find some good use for it and it helps make going the BMS route a little less complicated. Thank You!

  • Capt Larry -

    Capt Larry -

    Vit më parë

    No BMS can fix the fundamental flaw in the dense multi-cell metalic pack. In which the failure of a single cell leads to a cascading catastrophic failure. see my comments below.

  • Eddie V.

    Eddie V.

    Vit më parë

    This was fake as fck the batteries bond would off burned of way before it could of caught fire... I have seen battery modules actually begin to melt in a UV hammer. And at 7:46 you moved the two vehicles near the road to set the scene for the fire truck act.

  • EgonSorensen


    2 vjet më parë

    One sentence - Class B fire extinguisher. - great for cooling the thermal run-away, and put out the fire at the same time. Sprinkling water on it can actually make it worse, as the water is split into hydrogen and oxygen - lots of ions and electricity at the center of the fire. Dumping tons of water on it will cool and extinguish - as the fire department did. Prepare in advance, or prepare to burn :ø)

  • Shawn Stafford

    Shawn Stafford

    2 vjet më parë

    This would be something to see & not want to at the same time! Surprised nobody or anything else was burned. Noticed that no one has any PPE on. The firefighter didn't have a helmet, seeing the bottle-rocket battery missle hitting the front of the fire truck. Then asked if it's ammo 🤔

  • Brian Gregory

    Brian Gregory

    2 vjet më parë

    Boring video. It just goes straight in with loads on indecipherable part numbers and things.

  • DWS1435
    DWS143520 orë më parë

    Did the landlord evict you or up the crap out of your rent?? You guys were lucky.

  • BubbaBigTenn
    BubbaBigTennDitë më parë

    Why did you guys not call the fire department at first or did they just get there late

  • Mono Wheelist
    Mono Wheelist12 ditë më parë

    Funny to write "safety first" in the description while having run a large battery pack without BMS. Good advice is, after all, only useful to give it to others.

  • MrZamo99
    MrZamo9916 ditë më parë

    My sex robot did the same thing, when she climaxed...

  • ShampotheSpider
    ShampotheSpider16 ditë më parë

    This is why I don’t buy Tesla’s products because they are unsafe

  • Isam Isam
    Isam Isam18 ditë më parë


  • Kalapati Tv
    Kalapati Tv20 ditë më parë

    Atleast you were not in it

  • Jay R
    Jay R26 ditë më parë

    KULR has something to prevent this from happening.

  • Artin l
    Artin lMuaj më parë

    lithium phospate must always the standard use in EV applications, Li-ion is like a time bomb,

  • NotsoFool Happy _to _deal _with_ you
    NotsoFool Happy _to _deal _with_ youMuaj më parë

    This is what happens if you forgot to insulate your batteries while connecting in series 😂😂😂

  • Juan Hernandez
    Juan Hernandez2 muaj më parë

    Were the firefighters spraying the LITHIUM batteries with WATER???? 💀

  • marco de Grauw
    marco de Grauw2 muaj më parë

    She was just so nice to see.

  • Michaela Leyh
    Michaela Leyh2 muaj më parë

    Tagt wenn keindof rong

  • Simon Paillé
    Simon Paillé3 muaj më parë

    Should have used a steel containment box

  • Oliver Burke
    Oliver Burke3 muaj më parë

    Is the cause of the fire written somewhere handy? Could it be included in the comments?

  • walkabout16
    walkabout163 muaj më parë

    Will be copyrighted, for military use only 🤣

  • sicajes
    sicajes4 muaj më parë

    fire extinguisher was prb not rated to put out electrical fires thats why they didnt work

  • Spin Mouth
    Spin Mouth5 muaj më parë

    It is so dumb to have all these individual batteries...

  • cobrasvt347
    cobrasvt3475 muaj më parë

    Shit !!!! Good thing this didn’t activate self destruct mode after business hours when no one would be there. Fuck that shit~~~ fuck the paint job on the Tesla it’s now going to be permanently living at the end of the driveway.

  • Fernando Abrantes
    Fernando Abrantes5 muaj më parë

    In that kind of fire its better to use water extinguishers or just water, or non flammable liquids, the aim is to lower the temperature and stop the chemical reaction, and after use the chemical extinguishers.

  • ivan schafeldt
    ivan schafeldt5 muaj më parë

    all it would take would be a signal to the tesla car, via the 5G grid, via the satellite web currently being launched, and the driver of that tesla gets assasinated. great future

  • julius
    julius5 muaj më parë

    Oh shit !! that burn like firecracker.

  • DragonsREpic
    DragonsREpic6 muaj më parë

    If you manned up, got some gloves and a face mask, ripped off the cover and doused it in flame retardent you would have saved the vast majority of it. Now I know what to do to prevent it from ever happening. Weld in steel boxes and add fire resistant sheet rock/tiles/paint with compartments Smart people learn from others mistakes

  • RaytheonGaming ☑
    RaytheonGaming ☑6 muaj më parë

    Note to self don't buy a Tesla

  • fall0rn
    fall0rn6 muaj më parë

    shits probably highly toxic and you touching it. good job

  • warntheidiotmasses
    warntheidiotmasses7 muaj më parë

    Hey your camera system is better than the pentagons!

  • Christian is really retarded
    Christian is really retarded7 muaj më parë

    Thats how you know its made by tesla

  • Orn Jonasar
    Orn Jonasar7 muaj më parë

    A large capacity LiPo pack damn near killed a friend of mine a few years back.

  • (¬̃ ‿¬̃)
    (¬̃ ‿¬̃)7 muaj më parë

    LI batteries are a nightmare. Technologie stops at batteries. Isnt it possible to build high amp batteries without flamable liquid in them?

  • 780brando
    780brando7 muaj më parë

    Safety guidlines? I'm positive a BMS is necessary, not optional. Good job keeping the damage minimal however.

  • maverick 44
    maverick 448 muaj më parë

    So glad everything thing turned out as okay as it did an nobody was injured.

  • Primo Gonzales
    Primo Gonzales8 muaj më parë

    Buy a Tesla and get Burned!

  • Dragutin Maric
    Dragutin Maric8 muaj më parë

    UltraFire enters the chat

  • Edwin ARCENAL
    Edwin ARCENAL8 muaj më parë

    dont pt water on it

  • TheManLab7
    TheManLab78 muaj më parë

    What did you expect?! If there's no management, you are literally playing with explosive fire.

  • In Cognito
    In Cognito9 muaj më parë

    nice toxic pollution set loose there people

  • Aaron
    Aaron9 muaj më parë

    Proof money doesn't make ya smart.

  • Sukhoi47Berkut1
    Sukhoi47Berkut19 muaj më parë

    Well.. using carbon dioxide fire extinguisher on lithium battery is no smart. Lithium burn when into on oxygen... somepeople cant understand. lithium battery are soo dangerous. so driving with 200KG of lithium on your feets and back is like say. "Hello im a bomb" :v I guess they already forgot Note 7

  • Ramzi M
    Ramzi M10 muaj më parë

    Should have named this "daisys destruction"

  • Master Stacker
    Master Stacker10 muaj më parë

    This is what I want to be sitting on while driving. Don't forget the barbecue sauce.

  • M Power
    M Power10 muaj më parë

    Mercon kkwkwk

  • Amazon Sk
    Amazon Sk10 muaj më parë

    Woah those Audi 80 coupes in back 😍😍

  • Brent Singer
    Brent Singer10 muaj më parë

    Was there a BMS attached? Or just a bunch of cells that got out of balance? What was the cell chemistry? I can't find any info and WTF actually happened to cause the fire?

  • the backyard junker scientist
    the backyard junker scientist10 muaj më parë

    Me im so poor i would have cut the wires of the one module and took out the one that was starting to pop i would not have let it burn id rather die

  • Christopher Yee Mon
    Christopher Yee Mon10 muaj më parë

    Honestly I think this is the best video of the channel so far. I damn well know not to charge the batteries if they're not hooked up to a BMS now. If anything, this could be it's own series. Show what goes wrong if you miss this step, or what goes wrong if you miss that step. But actually in a controlled manner in the future

  • Thomas Neal
    Thomas Neal11 muaj më parë

    when auto repair guys think they are engineers... this happens. don't quit your day jobs.

  • Jim Larsen
    Jim Larsen11 muaj më parë

    Maybe they should bring back asbestos. What a mess. Water makes lithium angry, maybe use dry extinguisher.

  • Kyra Zimmer
    Kyra Zimmer11 muaj më parë

    good thing the fire brigade took so long to show up if their reaction to burning lithium is "put some water on that" :'D

  • Frederick Young
    Frederick Young11 muaj më parë

    I frequently get a good laugh from rich. Would like to see him do comedy one day

  • Holey Moley
    Holey Moley11 muaj më parë

    Thank you for posting this. I really hope people learn and build safely before legislation makes sale of bare cells illegal in the US.

  • Matthew Poole
    Matthew PooleVit më parë

    Why didn't you close the trunk?

  • twicebitten thasme
    twicebitten thasmeVit më parë

    Big Clive suggested checking out this particular video. After watching it, my only question is regarding opening an EV shop. Shouldn't you opt for something a bit less exciting? Say, um, chainsaw juggling or being a gator dentist? It seems it might be safer for you. Just a suggestion... Seriously, though terrible accident. Only thing that makes this better is the fact no one was injured or worse and the shop was okay. Sorry to see it. Thanks for sharing.

  • 許進曾
    許進曾Vit më parë

    So for the battery part i prefer car battery.

  • ZL1 aftermath
    ZL1 aftermathVit më parë

    Dude, Batteries are really dangerous. Careful working on this machines

  • 123
    123Vit më parë

    Chemistry bomb. Zero pollution :)

  • Page Greer
    Page GreerVit më parë

    Dangerous but cool!

  • Bill Clinton
    Bill ClintonVit më parë

    Yeah, I'm totally going to your EV shop... total professionals! Lmfao!

  • John Coloe
    John ColoeVit më parë

    Why weren't "proper safety guidelines" followed? Why no BMS? Were the packs charging at the time of combustion? What's the verdict on the cause, and what are the lessons learned? Just imagine how catastrophic the situation would've been had it occurred after hours!

  • Chobaca
    ChobacaVit më parë

    Imagine if it had happened at night...

  • Gold Leaf
    Gold LeafVit më parë

    I thought daisy was gonna fly in the air then lands on a car then the car explodes then goes in the air then lands on another car...and it never ends

  • Mike A
    Mike AVit më parë

    If this was the shop's fault who's fault is it when new Teslas do the same thing?

  • Fajar 5TP
    Fajar 5TPVit më parë

    happy new year

  • Dilly Dally
    Dilly DallyVit më parë

    They won't be able to make popcorn without having a PTSD flashback.

  • aaa2 aaa2
    aaa2 aaa2Vit më parë

    its just a simple fire works display

  • Capt Larry -
    Capt Larry -Vit më parë

    It really has nothing to do with the battery management system... other than over charging issues. The Mechanical Failure of a single mass produced chinese battery cell inside the pack ( Just One !).. can lead to this Cascading Battery Meltdown. It is a classic domino effect.. on an exponentially increasing level. This is a world where 10% failure rate of cheap chinese goods is typical.. on the low end.. and 1% on the high end. If there are 1000 cells and 1% fail.. that is 10 igniting cells. but if we say the fail rate is .01 ( point zero one) or 1/10th of 1 % that is still One Bad Cell per 1000. And as we see illustrated here.. It Only Takes One . There are litterally 100's of Teslas that have burned to the ground spontaneously , due to this dense multi-metalic cell design. Look at a video of how a Leaf Battery is manufactured. Look at videos of dissasembled Leaf Battery Packs. Yes, they lack a battery cooling system.. yet they still do NOT burn. Clearly this is due to the method of construction. Tesla Owners are like Trump Cult members.. they will NOT look a fact in the eye. The fact is.. the battery pack design is dangerously concieved.. and no manner of cooling will fix the fact that it has too many parts, and that the failure of just one..leads to an unstoppable catastrophic cascade of failure !

  • Capt Larry -
    Capt Larry -Vit më parë

    can you see why 1000's of little sealed metal cylinders is NOT the optimum way to package a high power battery.. compared to plastic envelopes ?

  • Capt Larry -
    Capt Larry -Vit më parë

    Yeah.l rich folks..let your kids sit on that.. so they don't grow up to be a problem for normal people,

  • Capt Larry -
    Capt Larry -Vit më parë

    It's worse than a burning truck tire.. nothing is going to put it out.. nada. The discharge of electricity does not require oxygen to destroy the battery pack metal. It will blow up nicely in the perfect vacuum of space. Now who wants to ride an Elon Musk Rocket ?

  • Capt Larry -
    Capt Larry -Vit më parë

    The tesla battery pack is a piece of shit.. and had burned many many tesla cars to the ground. While not One Leaf has burned, even after being badly crashed. This is the legacy of amatuer night engineering, by computer nuts.

  • matsv201
    matsv201Vit më parë

    what struck me the most, is how good wood is at containing fire.

  • CarFix Help
    CarFix HelpVit më parë

    Hey Rich, Just imagine if they set off on your first drive. That would have been hilarious 😂🤣🤣

  • CarFix Help
    CarFix HelpVit më parë

    Imagine if it was racing fuel! It would have exploded in the workshop and probably killed them and the dog! At least it was just batteries shooting of like live rounds! And your shop is safe.

  • Carlos Velasquez
    Carlos VelasquezVit më parë

    2 Peter 3:10 New International Version (NIV) 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.[a] Saint Peter is like : I told you!!!

  • John Eriksson
    John ErikssonVit më parë

    Did they pour water on the battery fire??

  • joeaverager
    joeaveragerVit më parë

    Well at least you can likely rebuild the little car. Its just plywood. Glad you are all safe. Enjoying your videos.

  • Tommy Barlow
    Tommy BarlowVit më parë

    Elon Musk's rockets keep crashing into the ocean as well. Just goes to show that private-enterprise is a joke, compared to communal human effort that put men on the moon on the most powerful machine ever made - The Saturn V rocket.

  • Steven Corbo
    Steven CorboVit më parë

    What caused the batteries to go on fire

  • quote
    quoteVit më parë

    damn... they got really lucky that happened when they were in there and were able to get it out so fast. coulda been everything gone

  • Video Adventures
    Video AdventuresVit më parë

    lol, no safety goggles

  • TheHotcrumbs
    TheHotcrumbsVit më parë


  • Mikey C
    Mikey CVit më parë

    Thanks Rich. I've decided to buy an EV that uses pouch packs because I didn't want to be sitting on 4400 potentially self igniting bullets. You convinced me! ;-)

  • Plumberman Jones
    Plumberman JonesVit më parë

    Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah That That That That That Was Was Was Was Was Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool. 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊

  • Anjela Dennis
    Anjela DennisVit më parë

    What's this intro...

  • Darren Wigfield
    Darren WigfieldVit më parë

    You guys might want to keep a fire blanket around to throw in top and stop the batteries from rocketing around like that.

  • Ideoform Sun
    Ideoform SunVit më parë

    This is an interesting training video by the fire department. High Voltage Vehicle Firefighting by Brock Archer:

  • Imagine A World
    Imagine A WorldVit më parë

    Welcome to wet lithium!

  • Nelson Villanueva
    Nelson VillanuevaVit më parë

    Lol. Entertaining as hell but dangerous guys.

  • Atoool K
    Atoool KVit më parë

    So how do you put out a Lithium battery fire?

  • Atoool K
    Atoool KVit më parë

    dang Lithium batteries are no joke :o

  • fidel catsro
    fidel catsroVit më parë

    we need to find safer alternative sources like sealed lead acid batteries for electric cars!

  • lolKbgTgm6621what
    lolKbgTgm6621whatVit më parë

    how much do we have to donate for you to take a few diction and elocution lessons

  • Yethu Raj
    Yethu RajVit më parë

    Sir good vedio. People should know this especially Tesla fan boys.

  • bpanther
    bpantherVit më parë

    Came from Bigclive's link to here... WOW really enjoyed the fireworks. Phenomenal ‼️

  • RWBHere
    RWBHereVit më parë

    Sure, it's clear that there was nothing else to hand, but you never spray small quantities of water onto a burning metal fire. It reacts violently, and makes things much worse. That's one sad car. We hope that you can fix it.

  • Naiyim's Garage
    Naiyim's GarageVit më parë

    Rich, Would you please explain a bit on what the root cause of this Thermal Runaway. is that Charger cause this incident? please help to find out and explain to our community just for pre-caution

  • Ryan Nicholl
    Ryan NichollVit më parë

    Don't throw it away. That lithium can be recovered by a chemist and it's valuable.

  • alexander cheney
    alexander cheneyVit më parë

    this is why u dont jerry rig up something like this

  • Carl Costello
    Carl CostelloVit më parë


  • frisbeephil
    frisbeephilVit më parë

    You guys sense of humor is epic.

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