This video made the FAA nervous enough to issue a warning
As frequently noted here, bad battery design can bring down the Internet of Things or any critical, sensor-based system that relies on internal power to supply DC voltage to circuits. A bum battery can even ground your flight.
After photos were published this week of a burned and melted Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handset, the FAA advised passengers ‘don’t turn it on, don’t charge it, don’t pack it in your luggage.’
The Battery Chronicles and other recent articles about battery systems underscore the critical nature and urgency of better battery design – especially, noted by Quartz, for a growing class consumers who want to stay connected to their always-on mobile devices, even at 30,000 feet.