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Author Topic: Exploding headphones on flight  (Read 252 times)

sevenlayermuddle

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Exploding headphones on flight
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:56:48 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39275826  :o

"Most likely" caused by a lithium-ion battery, they say.

Must confess I do have a cheap set of noise-cancelling headphones that I take on flights, and I wear them even when trying to sleep as they reduce a lot of unwelcome engine roar and cabin noise.  But mine are powered by a single disposable AAA which, I like to think, is a little bit less volatile than the lithium ion family, and would do a lot less damage even if things went wrong.
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Re: Exploding headphones on flight
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 06:32:59 PM »

 ???  :o
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Re: Exploding headphones on flight
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 01:44:30 AM »

A odd amount of the occurrences seems to be on flights tho, I wonder if they more prone to exploding when under low air pressure, even tho cabin's are pressurised they still not the same air pressure as been on the ground.
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