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Sparrow Vs Firetruck5957 viewsMy friend Casey drove his unusual vehicle to work one day. (A few people at work asked me if that was mine as well!)
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Melted brake line6951 viewsThis shows the damage under the hood, after removing the charger and upper battery.
At the back of the 2 lower rear batteries, you can see 2 brake lines. One black, one white.
Guess which one melted...
At the back right, is where the melted line melted other tubes and wires.
Note that the brake line did NOT touch either of the rear battery posts!
Melted corner3586 viewsThis is a better view of the melted mess in the corner.
I've moved the tilt switch and relay out of the way.
The burning brake line melted both water drain tubes, and damaged the battery cable.
Actual cause of the fire4052 viewsHere is where I found the cause of the fire.
This battery cable was rubbing against the hold down bar, wore through it's insulation and shorted to the bar.
This is a problem because this Sparrow had the Pack Negative tied to the frame/12v ground.
The power flowed through the front famework (which appears to be isolated from the rear), then through the brake line to the back framework, which is tied to pack negative through the controller.
More melted mess2449 viewsAnother shot of the melted mess in the corner.
The Controller compartment5739 viewsThis is the Controller comparrtment for Firefly.
I think that's a Kilovac controller
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