MSA warns about battery fires
The latest MSA Newsletter includes a warning about the correct fitting of batteries following an incident with a kart which caught fire as it was driven into parc fermé. The incident underlines the need for great care to be taken when fitting and wiring batteries in vehicles – especially with high power Li-Po batteries.
In this case the fire was on a TKM class kart but the same basic principle applies to any kart using TAG type starting, or any battery-equipped vehicle.
See Tal-Ko’s site for a free download of the TKM Installation & Running Operating Guide, which gives detailed instructions and warnings, with principles that can be applied across other classes.