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What precautions does the car take when in an accident with regard to the batteries?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by tdiggity, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. tdiggity

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    A service tech explained some of the features to me once. I can't remember them all, but they have g-force sensors (just like for airbags) that will disconnect the battery. And the battery has had all the air pumped out so it has pressure sensors; if the case cracks and air gets in, it will disconnect the battery. And it has current sensors; if the current suddenly spikes as in a short, it will disconnect the battery. It seems there was at least one more.

    Some Roadsters have been in some pretty nasty accidents, but I don't recall anything bad ever happening with the battery. That's not to say nothing bad will ever happen; but I'm convinced it's way safer than carrying gas around.
     
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    As I recall there are also tilt (as in rollover) and immersion (as in drive into the lake) sensors.
     

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