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Meerkat
06-23-2006, 03:30 PM
The science of exploding laptops (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=32583)

Dan McCosh
06-23-2006, 03:58 PM
This phenomenon has delayed the use of lithium batteries in hybrid and electric cars, for obvious reasons. A few hot ears from cell phones have likewise been reported.

Meerkat
06-23-2006, 04:10 PM
The INQUIRER Guide to Exploding Batteries (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=14417)

Dan McCosh
06-23-2006, 04:19 PM
That's an interesting story. A friend works on various electric drive projects, studied Li batteries. He once said, "You ought to see what happens when you drive a nail in one."

Katherine
06-23-2006, 04:21 PM
Back when I was in college and working on hybrids, the button up by the driver for the fire suppression system read like this:
In case of fire:
1. Push Button
2. Open Door
3. Run Like HELL!

If the car went up, it was classified as a HAZMAT level 3.

Meerkat
06-28-2006, 05:04 PM
Dell probes incendiary laptop incident (http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/06/28/dell_probes_fiery_laptop/)