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What's a notebook battery fire? 6 foot flames, 1000 degree temperatures.
PC Safety Center
See a Notebook PC Explode
Notebook PC Explodes
We intentionally created conditions in which the Li-ON battery pack would explode inside a generic portable. The results are dramatic. There are numerous conditions where these fires can occur in real life. Faulty battery packs (driving the recalls), faulty protection circuits inside the PC, exposure to excessive heat, and blunt force are some of the major ways that this could happen to you.
Go to our PC Safety Center to learn more about how to minimize your chances of a notebook battery fire.
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