Tuesday, November 14, 2006

expoding laptop battery

PC pitstop carries this video:

We intentionally created conditions in which the Li-ON battery pack would explode inside a generic portable. The results are dramatic. There are numerous conditions where these fires can occur in real life. Faulty battery packs (driving the recalls), faulty protection circuits inside the PC, exposure to excessive heat, and blunt force are some of the major ways that this could happen to you.
This is really scary when you are watching it with your laptop on your lap.

1 comment:

Jamie Arpin-Ricci said...

Ok, I have to admit. That totally appealed to the latent pyromaniac within me.

Peace,
Jamie