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To: pabianice

While I certainly cannot, nor should not, dispute a single thing you posted, it is amazing after all that GOVERNMENT paperwork, they would allow a battery design, with cells known to overheat in many other applications, on an aircraft.

The only semi-safe design for these batteries are to have every cell contain a thermal trip device such that on cell cannot generate enough heat to cascade other cells into a ignition source with NO internal off switch. Once they start to overheat they take on a life of their own.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 1:31:00 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Wurlitzer
Once they start to overheat they take on a life of their own.

True, the cobalts start to generate their own oxygen in a big way.

17 posted on 01/18/2013 1:35:26 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Wurlitzer

We got new sonobouys aboard the P-3 for a time that had lithium batteries. They were so dangerous that the Navy instituted special, new procedures for jettisoning the things if they caught fire.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 1:37:01 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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