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Old 01-27-2013, 04:19 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by WindSailor View Post
Here is a very good thread on batteries: Motorcycle Batteries .. AGM, GEL, Wet, Lithium Iron Phosphate (Li-ion)


HAH !!!!!!

While I was looking up the above thread - guess who posted right above me?

The threads originator...

Thanks for jumping in.
thanks... getting concerned at all the confusion caused by Boeing 787 li-ion batteries in the news.

Li-ion battery label includes a butt load of chemistries, which includes lithium cobalt used in 787 and LiFePO4 used in motorcycles.

they are NOT the same... completely different voltages and behaviors. lithium cobalt is inherently unstable and need all sorts of protections to keep from going into thermal runaway (explosions) vs LiFePO4 are inherently stable and need wild abuse to catch it on fire.

I've had a lead acid battery explode throwing acid all over ... all batteries if abused bad enough will do bad things.

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