[External] Re: 10g residential CPE
mark.tinka at seacom.com
Mon Dec 28 19:30:53 UTC 2020
On 12/28/20 16:57, Mel Beckman wrote:
> It’s not just the lithium load in the environment that is of concern.
> As early as 2018 the US EPA had collected data on the incidence of
> so-called “hot fires” caused by lithium batteries in the waste stream.
> So far, nobody has been killed. But it’s only a matter of time before
> someone is, given that there are no thermal protection measures built
> into the cells themselves, only into a functioning product. But the
> industry has dismissed self-extinguishing batteries as too impactful
> on weight/performance ratio.
Certainly, poor handling as part of disposal of spent Li-Ion batteries
is likely not well appreciated. Worse when you are dealing with
stationery storage like residential, commercial and utility applications.
It's a terrible idea to handle Li-Ion battery disposal without
expertise, understanding and training. The fact is that for the
pervasiveness and proliferation of Li-Ion technology, its safety is not
a very well understood in many respects, with physical handling being,
perhaps, the least appreciated.
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