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FAA approves lithium-ion batteries for A350 Airbus aircraft

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:31 -- Laura Varriale

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the installation of lithium-ion batteries in A350-900 Airbus aircraft.

Airbus switched to nickel-cadmium batteries after Boeing 787 battery-related incidents that forced to ground the fleet in mid-January.

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Lead-acid… it can be a bad boy, too

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:55 -- Laura Varriale
Overheated lead-acid batteries

When it comes to batteries behaving badly, its usually lithium-ion that gets the bad press. But a small event in a small American town shows that lead-acid can be just as dangerous.

18 workers at electronics manufacturer Cascade Systems in Hillsboro, Oregon, US, needed medical assistance after inhaling toxic fumes of overheated lead-acid batteries.

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