Rechargable battery heating up

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Vorago, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    A regular 1.5 V battery that was in my pocket seems to have heated up on its own, it feels like it's 40-50 C.

    Is it gonna explode? Should I use it again?

    It's a nickel-metal hydride battery btw.
  2. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Are you joking?
  3. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Did you have any keys or pocket change in your pocket at the same time, by any chance?
  4. RWP


    Jul 1, 2006
    Yep, change in your pocket can cause that. If it didn't vent it's probably OK.