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Airplane Cargo Holds Can Be Too Hot for Li-Ion

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December 19, 2010 4:05:34 PM

These regulators are slightly overzealous...

Li-Ion batteries only ignite at fairly high temperatures (around 600 C), which I doubt will be reached in a cargo room. Defective batteries are of course far more prone to ignition (due to thermal runaway), but how many people take a defective battery with them?

Okay, terrorists and really stupid people might, but we can't forbid everything... When will people and governments learn to accept that you cannot prevent everything? Sometimes, a marginal bit of safety does not outweigh a loss of freedom and convenience.
December 19, 2010 4:13:08 PM

Agreed ^
December 19, 2010 4:39:56 PM

the plane in Dubai crashed right after take off... The batteries couldnt've ignited in such a short period of time, unless it was in the plane for a few days already
December 19, 2010 4:49:15 PM

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December 19, 2010 8:40:13 PM

It must have been something else besides batteries.
December 19, 2010 8:58:05 PM

christopIt must have been something else besides batteries.


It must have been Santa
December 20, 2010 2:34:31 AM

i agree. Better safe than sorry. And you won't know what terrorists will do....maybe they hide leaked lithium-ion batteries inside Everyready bunnies and make some timer to leak it and set to detonate or something. Who knows.
December 20, 2010 4:22:03 AM

Not all batteries which pass certain tests are consider safe that's why the FAA ruled out to restrict all lithium batteries for safety.
December 20, 2010 4:39:05 AM

I thought the cargo hold of airplanes was cold. I was sure I read a article talking about pets in the cargo hold, is it safe for them because it's very cold when at altitude.
December 20, 2010 6:22:32 AM

Dubai=hot

Cargo of batteries with one defective/counterfeit battery.

Recipe=disaster
December 20, 2010 1:37:52 PM

Soon cloths will be banned
December 20, 2010 7:11:30 PM

take a fuckin chance will ya!?!? -george carlin
December 20, 2010 9:35:16 PM

counterfeit battery go boom..
December 20, 2010 9:49:26 PM

GoldeknobI thought the cargo hold of airplanes was cold. I was sure I read a article talking about pets in the cargo hold, is it safe for them because it's very cold when at altitude.

Ditto. What causes heat in the cargo hold? Ambient temperatures building up on a hot day somewhere?
December 20, 2010 11:38:57 PM

Simple reason. Crashed plane = $$$.
December 21, 2010 8:09:46 PM

SilmarunyaThese regulators are slightly overzealous...Li-Ion batteries only ignite at fairly high temperatures (around 600 C.... but we can't forbid everything... When will people and governments learn to accept that you cannot prevent everything? Sometimes, a marginal bit of safety does not outweigh a loss of freedom and convenience.

go to youtube and search lithium ion battery fires, like the kind apple uses or cameras or just about any laptop. all it takes is way too much overcharging and then your luggage bag is full of nice combustibles in a flying coffin with a limited oxygen supply which incidentally will only make the fire burn hotter and faster. when at high altitude if the fire doesn't get you first asphixiation will. it will all be over in a few minutes as that plane will not be able to get to the ground fast enough. if that doesn't bother you you must have a parachute in your carry on bag?
December 21, 2010 8:11:44 PM

squallypiethe plane in Dubai crashed right after take off... The batteries couldnt've ignited in such a short period of time, unless it was in the plane for a few days already


what happens when you get locked into a non-ventilated metal box on a 90-110º day? just sayin. batteries don't have sweat glands.
December 21, 2010 8:16:29 PM

GoldeknobI thought the cargo hold of airplanes was cold. I was sure I read a article talking about pets in the cargo hold, is it safe for them because it's very cold when at altitude.

cargo holds are cold when at high altitude, which is why the pilots turn on a heater in the cargo hold. the cargo hold doesn't need air conditioning as it's not typically holding anything living. so unless they are flying ice cream or puppy dogs the temp is what ever is outside except on the ground, then it's a locked metal box, and in dubai it was probably a 114ºF day with a typical bright sunny day beating down on all that nice metallic aircraft skin making it into a nightmare of a sweatbox.
December 21, 2010 8:29:06 PM

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