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Nicad leakage

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by David Lesher, Oct 8, 2012.

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  1. David Lesher

    David Lesher Guest

    When NiCads leak, what's the best substance to neutralize the spill?

    [not NiMh; NiCad...]
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "David Lesher"
    ** Not the way to do it at all.

    The spill needs to be simply removed - so use tissue and/or clean rags to
    get up the worst of it, then use the same dipped in methylated spirits to
    get the surfaces clean as possible. Slight surface corrosion can be treated
    with WD40.

    Any spillage that has become trapped in crevices or small holes must be
    washed out ( use a toothbrush ) and the item dried with hot air.

    Pouring acid onto alkali inside some piece of equipment is BARKING MAD !!

    ..... Phil
  3. gregz

    gregz Guest

    Ok. I had to look up methylated spirits. Sometimes I just use tap water,
    but on good stuff I then use those methylated stuff. Then wd-40 or crc
    Hot air sometimes.

  4. I had to look up methylated spirits.

    To change the subject a bit... The origin of the word "alcohol" is
    fascinating, among the most-interesting I've ever come across. Would you
    believe that it's related to mascara?

    Ethyl alcohol is distilled from water/alcohol solutions, hence it is "the
    fine part of" the solution ("fine" as in small, not good).
  5. Leif Neland

    Leif Neland Guest

    Jeff Liebermann frembragte:
    Yeah. I once made a dumpster dive, when I discovered the boss had
    dumped several boxes of used NiCd's in the regular trash. Don't ever do
    that again, I told him...

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