See If Water Intrudes Into Tesla Battery Pack After 10 Days Submersed

MAY 14 2018 BY MARK KANE 9

Rich Rebuilds, in one of its latest episodes, shows what’s the condition of a battery pack from Tesla Model S that spent 10 days submersed.

As it turns out, the battery survived, it seems. The pack voltage exceeds 300 V, and particular modules seem unaffected.

It’s not always the case that batteries survive a flood or other disaster, but if does, it will certainly be useful in new projects.

“In this episode we find out if the battery pack in my Tesla flood salvage build survived the 10 days underwater. This is a multi day episode consisting of me removing the battery pack modules, putting back the empty shell in the car, and them moving the car to a new location. Stay till the end, things are getting weird.”

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I’m not too worried about the battery but how about the motors, will they be working after running through flooded streets?

Tesla is not safe upon collision, period!

How so? It got high marks on safety by consumer reports. CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP

The battery pack shorted, catches fire, and in some cases explosion. 3 incidents already in last 2 months.

500 fires a day for ICE poisonous cars.

The Corvair was unsafe at any speed.

I never heard of that car, but checked Wikipedia, and it was Ralph Nader who claimed via a book title ‘Unsafe at Any Speed’, but:

> 1972 Texas A&M University safety commission report for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the 1960–1963 Corvair possessed no greater potential for loss of control in extreme situations than its contemporaries.

Ralph Nader was referring to the 1963 Corvair. It had a swing arm rear axle, just as in the VW Beetle and Porsche of the same model year. By 1964, the axle was modified to prevent rollover by the wheel tucking in. By 1966, the Corvair had a double hinged axle which allowed the rear wheels to be completely equal in vertical lift and drop.

Ralph Nader did a disservice to the Corvair because by the time his book was published, changes to the Corvair had obviated his complaints.

If they are fine it would be cool!