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  •  The problem is the new, shaped batteries they (1+ / 0-)
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    are using.  They overheat.  Nothing to do with "outsourcing" related quality control.  

    The GS Yuasa lithium-ion batteries used in the 787 are operating at temperatures above their design limits for some reason, and causing adjacent wires to catch fire.  

    The lithium ion design was chosen because it's the only type of battery that can take a large charge in a short amount of time.

    Ford doesn't make car batteries.  Coca Cola doesn't make high fructose corn syrup.   Boeing doesn't make its own batteries.  So what?  I don't get the point of this diary.

    Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. - Gandhi

    by SpamNunn on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:58:21 PM PST

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