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Smog Hollow SLR blows up a battery

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Old 3rd December 2020, 06:21
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Smog Hollow SLR blows up a battery

G'day,
Crikey, a bloke would not have wanted to be anywhere near the SLR in the stabling yard when a battery went kaboom.
I know that some mobile phone batteries are prone to explosion.
But, you would think that getting an orange affro from a tram would be very remote.
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/577895...-005_final.pdf
Me thinks that battery powered vehicles might be a little ways off yet afore such are totally reliable.
I found out about the Prius battery drama one time attempting to assist an amigo.
I will continue to guzzle petrol for a while yet.
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Old 5th April 2021, 01:01
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Interesting, the battery story. Glad it wasn't in service and no self loading cargo on board. Many aeroplanes have nicad batteries. The Boeing 787 had lithium batteries and suffered some setbacks. I'd rather be on the train though if a battery goes haywire.
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The software controlling the battery charging likely corrupted during the uploading process which went undetected.
Well there's a cautionary tale. In the relentless push to remove 'fault prone' human beings from the world, the planners choose to disregard the fact that actually computers have bad days too.

This one wasn't in the driving software, but I've seen a few faults on trains capable of 'Self Driving' that I've Travelled Pass on which have put me off travelling on them. "Error - Destination not found" when the thing is hacking along at 100 mph caused a few raised eyebrows in the cab. I kid you not.

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The Boeing 787 had lithium batteries and suffered some setbacks. I'd rather be on the train though if a battery goes haywire.
Yes that thought went through my head. In a train you always have the option to pull the green handle and dive out, preferably onto the Cess.

Don't think I'd try that at 40,000 feet.

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