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To: Ron C.

“....which is indicative of a design problem”

They were designed to last for the life of the aircraft, so technically, there is no design problem.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 1:39:08 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer
“....which is indicative of a design problem”

They were designed to last for the life of the aircraft, so technically, there is no design problem.

Much like the lifetime guarantee on pacemakers.

24 posted on 01/18/2013 1:43:46 PM PST by Bob
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They were designed to last for the life of the aircraft, so technically, there is no design problem.

If you're talking about Lithium batteries, they have a maximum life of about 2-4 years, whether they're used or not. Depending on how they're used, this could be shorter.

They definitely won't last the life of the airplane, which is 20-30 years.

29 posted on 01/18/2013 2:29:04 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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If you're talking about Lithium batteries...

I should clarify that I was talking about Lithium Ion cells which are rechargeable and not Lithium cells which are not.

Lithium cells, such as watch batteries have a very long shelf life, whereas Lithium Ion cells have a limited life span, depending on their operating environment.

32 posted on 01/18/2013 2:39:24 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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