Lithium Ion to blame

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Lithium Ion to blame

It was determined a faulty lithium ion battery was to blame for this UPS delivery truck fire:

http://wnep.com/2018/06/07/investigators-rule-ups-truck-fire-not-suspici...

Hope this doesn’t make buying cells more difficult .

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Agreed, but I am just glad the driver was not in the truck when it started. Cells are required to pass safety testing for transportation purposes, so likely if a cell really started the first its likely a cheap unqualified overseas knock off.

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Damn it, there goes my Ultrafire’s I ordered

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I doubt that these are legit cylindrical lithium-ion cells.

It is either an Ultrafire, which just doesn’t go through quality control, and a lithium polymer cells, which don’t have as stringent testing as cylindrical cells.

The article is so sparse though.
No words on what kind of cells, what could have caused the damage to the cell first, and if it was a loose cell or a package that got punctured by something else.

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This was local to me. I’ll ask our UPS guy if he knows any more details about it when the stops for pickup this afternoon.

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RobertB wrote:
Damn it, there goes my Ultrafire’s I ordered

Probably started because they were those extra powerful 8,000 mAh 18650’s.

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spinynorman wrote:
Galaxy Note 7 strikes again?

No, iPhone 8’s. https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/6/16437790/iphone-8-swollen-battery-iss...

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Scary stuff. I’m sure it wasn’t a Panasonic, Sanyo, Samsung, LG, Sony legit cell. At least I hope it wasn’t.

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RobertB wrote:
spinynorman wrote:
Galaxy Note 7 strikes again?

No, iPhone 8’s. https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/6/16437790/iphone-8-swollen-battery-iss...

The battery on my S7 Edge swelled up last year. So much so that it popped the back of the phone off and damaged my case.

I bought a replacement and installed it. The old one was swelled up like a balloon. It still actually worked, but had clearly emitted something into its envelope.

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Turningbluechips wrote:
This was local to me. I’ll ask our UPS guy if he knows any more details about it when the stops for pickup this afternoon.

Hi neighbor . This was semi local to me also.
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The problem is…no one will ever know or care what kind or brand of lithium ion battery it was or how it was packaged, just a blanket crackdown on the type itself.

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Which is dumb as chips.

I personally think the shippers just want companies to pay as much as possible for a permit.

Today, a shipping permit can go from a 1000$-10000$, which is extremely expensive, along with normal shipping costs.

This is why there aren’t many stores selling unused/almost new battery packs that could easily be done.

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Mmmkay, first of all when I click on that link all I get is a blank page with this message: “Sorry, this content is not available in your region.” Well, I already knew this deserved no better but…

 

 

Now onto the things which matter, all I can say is the more Big Smile morons which get in touch with a given technology thing requiring special care, the more problems which may arise. I apologise in advance to those who may get offended by the term moron and the previous cheap joke.

In my opinion, we need to stop blaming and instill proper education into people. The media is a @#$% I no longer care about, full of useless drama and misinformation. 

 

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Why don’t all links work in all places?

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Barkuti wrote:

Mmmkay, first of all when I click on that link all I get is a blank page with this message: “Sorry, this content is not available in your region.” Well, I already knew this deserved no better but…

Simple solution. Simply enter a search for a Google link and click to translate or view the saved page. The whole link is translated or displayed. Including photos. The translation of the restriction does not work. Tested. Wink


pennzy wrote:
Why don’t all links work in all places?

GDPR within the EU.