Question by Need this answer also?: Does Electric bicycle batteries give off harmful fumes when charging.?
the only place for me to recharge the battery is in my kitchen because I live in an apartment with no garage. Is it safe to do this ?
Someone said it would if it is being overcharged. But I don’t have any indicator light to tell me when the battery is completely charged, so I usually charge it every night I use it.
Answer by Engineer-Poet
In general, no it will not give off fumes (not unless you overcharge it). Your battery is sealed and will only vent if there is something seriously wrong.
Go ahead and charge it in your kitchen.
Edit: Your charger should limit the voltage so that the battery is not overcharged. Don’t worry about it. Lead-acid batteries make hydrogen and oxygen when charged, but sealed batteries recombine this into water under normal conditions.
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