Originally Posted by dham
Lithium Polymer is hobby stuff. I use them all the time in RC planes.
I believe like cell phones, laptops use lithium ion which is much safer.
And yes I always charge my batteries in a protective casing on concrete.
Originally Posted by Heavy MG
Lithium Ion is used in cell phones and laptops.
Lithium itself is an alkali metal. Very dangerous, even when mixed with other elements.
Heres a video to prove how dangerous lithium ion batteries are when they are overcharged.
Go to 1:59 to see the explosion.
That would completely destroy a unibody aluminium macbook pro.
Not only is something like that dangerous, but also deadily if your charging your macbook on your lap.
As you can see, Lithium batteries, no matter the type, are always dangerous because of the way lithium will react when too much energy is added.
If this hacker finds a way to put too much maH into a battery and take out the circuitry protecting the battery from not being overcharged, then this could be a very dangerous thing.
I see a cease and desist letter in this guys mailbox soon...
Hope this clears some stuff up