Swelling found in second battery on All Nippon Dreamliner

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Sonnyjc9 wrote:

Did I not read some where that a whistle blower at the battery maker said they cut corners in making those batteries and they were not up to the specifications asked for by Boeing? Cut corners kill people or ruin planes hey as long as it makes a profit who cares and what difference does it make.

Feb 19, 2013 2:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
ThursdayAgain wrote:

It was later confirmed that the whistleblower was referring to batteries which were prototypes & different from those used in the final testing regime & different to those eventually included in the production of the planes.

Feb 19, 2013 3:33am EST  --  Report as abuse

Untested (long term) battery designs and specifying to meet the limits only in order to make a profit seems to be the new standard. The engineering standard used to be to build something 1-1/2 to 2 times stronger than what it need to be under to worst conditions. Now it’s “build to the minimum standard only”. The problem is that “standard” is now THE lowest configuration acceptable in most applications. When you further lower the standard in or to gain acceptability, you are now in the danger zone.

Feb 19, 2013 3:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
contr0l wrote:

Every time I mail a package they ask me if I have anything “hazardous” plus lithium batteries. You mean to tell me the postal service wont deliver packages with these batteries, but Boeing is allowed to use them in a plane with hundreds of souls?

Feb 20, 2013 7:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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