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Lithium-Ion batteries overheated in Mitsubishi vehicles

3/28/2013 05:42 PM EDT
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Bert22306
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re: Lithium-Ion batteries overheated in Mitsubishi vehicles
Bert22306   3/28/2013 7:52:15 PM
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Same Yuasa brand, same issue with a single cell causing the problem, as was the case in the two Boeing 787 incidents, but a different flavor of Li-Ion chemistry. It will be interesting to see if the focus (finally) goes inside the cells themselves, instead of addressing peripheral, unlikely, easier to protect against, and easier-to-check-and-rule-out causes. As appealing as Li-Ion batteries are, this thermal runaway seems to have been such a common problem that one would think the root causes by now would have been discovered and remedied?

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DrQuine   3/29/2013 1:25:05 AM
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Two days ago, I read an article (Discovery News) about an emerging affordable 1,000 mile aluminum-air batteries for cars. They would be a game changer if they really could be deployed. Will Lithium-Ion batteries prove too hard to control - or are we just not yet at the point of having all the necessary process controls on their production?

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mike_m   4/1/2013 11:22:14 PM
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Maybe we can send all of our Lithium planes and cars and dell PC's to North Korea, this way we can kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

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stevedaemon   7/2/2013 3:33:49 AM
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I don't know much about the technology behind these batteries so I'm wondering how they still missed the fact they were building a battery that could fail when surely the best minds in the lithium-ion battery business did all the testing they could possibly come up with? I hope the battery issue have already been addressed. I truly hope the battery problems have been fixed. One can only imagine what would happen if something even remotely similar would happen again.

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