spawn73: I don't understand the temporary solution. Yeah, put it in a box so a potential fire doesn't spread to the rest of the plane, seems prudent.But does the now contained battery still work when it's in that state of overheating/fire?Why can't they temporarely replace the batteries with nicad ones untill they figure out what the problem is with these ones, no room?
derpy: Boeing is getting to be the new Chrysler
Ivo Shandor: theurge14: Batteries? Isn't there wind power available up there?Wind power is available.
Ivo Shandor: Doktor_Zhivago: Lithium ion (or just plain lithium) batteries usually only catch fire if you really fark something up*, like not protecting against over voltage/current or wiring them in parallel instead of series, or somehow shorting the contacts (a battery with no load is a very bad thing**). So the issue is not the batteries.I guess you missed this section of the article:Forensic work by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the battery fire in early January on an empty 787 parked at Logan International Airport in Boston started with a short circuit inside one of the battery's eight cells.Battery experts caution that while the most likely culprit is a tiny metal shard contaminating the cell during the manufacturing process, the root cause may never be definitively proved because of destruction from the thermal runaway.
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