Wednesday, April 25, 2012

GPS Battery Explosion

GPS on windscreen - battery overheated in the sun and exploded:

The above picture was sourced from a forum on:, and was brought under my attention vie email (with pics) about 30 minutes ago. I noticed that it was a left-hand drive vehicle and quickly checked the validity of the story.

The incident apparently happened in the U.S. in February 2012 to a Mr Burnett, the owner of West Kentucky Garage Builders, who admitted that he had left the Garmins plugged in on all his company trucks because he never imagined anything like this could happen.

A mechanic, Mike Boyd, wasn’t at all surprised.

"Batteries on your car are hot all the time," Boyd said. "They carry 12 volt, 12 volt system on most vehicles and if something shorts out, yes it will cause a fire."

He said sometimes it's the car battery itself. Other times, it's the gadgets on the inside.

"If it doesn't blow a protected circuit or fuse, then you're going to have a fire in your car," Boyd said.

Read the full story here.

More photographs can be viewed on this forum.



Boertjie said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of experiencing our (now stolen...) minibus's battery exploding. I was in the vehicle when the explosion happened.

Try imagining this : a can, with the open end held against your ear, with a decent firecracker exploding inside...

It. Was. Loud.

Boertjie said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Oops, where's my manners...?

Hallo Tia!


alex said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

this is no way to explode into a car because this GPS is chinese the other companies:Garmin,tom tom has a security overheat from a battery

Sarah Connor said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Your work article, blogs I mean over all contents is must read stuff.
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