Anyone have a epoxy smell from their batteries or chargers?

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During charging does anyone have a expoxy smell from the batteries or chargers?
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There is chemical smell from the battery . Worse than the hydrogen sulfide emissions from a charging car battery. I wonder if this gas is explosive too. I charged my battery for the first time last night and the smell gave me a headache all night. This morning the charged battery still had a smell. I wonder if this is by design or if the cells are leaking and dangerous...
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Jeff,  All new products give off a bit of a plastic smell as they heat up.  I don't ever recall a strong odor from any of my batteries.  I have 3 4ah and 2 2ah batteries.  I don't recall a smell from any.  It might be your charger, not the battery.  Either way, call support and explain it to them.  That is the first thing they will request you do.

Rest assured, this is the first I've read of any "odor" issues with any EGO products.  Also, I seriously doubt of it being dangerous.  The EPA is stricter than a nun at Catholic school.  (Lord I remember them well).  Any strong odor can give me a headache, toxic or not.  Most perfumes give me a migraine. 

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A couple of rooms smelled like it after the first charge. I separated the charger and battery and 12 hours later only the battery smelled and it was coming out of the vent near the serial number. I hope it is just a new product thing and it will continue charging however next time I will charge outside or in the garage where the smell can escape to fresh air. I am sensitive too . I can usually tell when batteries start leaking and failing in ups's at work before the ups warns to replace the battery. It seems like a good trick to have but it is really a sign of a weakness in my lungs...
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Just FYI, the worst smell is a good old capacitor burning out....   Good lord.  It's a knock out punch for me.
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OK, as a follow up to my post complaining about the chemical small from the charging battery.  I bought a new battery and confirmed that the only smell was new electronics and not the same leaky battery fumes.  Then I had the vendor replace the original leaky battery.   Now I have two good batteries and no horrible chemical smells!  I am not sure what was wrong with the first battery.  It charged and worked, but I am certain it will have a short life because of the internal leaking chemicals.  The new batteries last 46 minutes with no load in the mower and 30+ minutes cutting all of the leaves in my yard! 

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I'm really glad you got that cleared up Jeff.  Good luck with your equipment.  It should serve you well for many years.

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