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Boeing Battery Fire Cause: Bad Wiring?

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The Japan Transport Ministry released a report Wednesday saying it found that the battery in question had been improperly wired. The Associated Press citing the Transport Ministry report, said the ANA 787's auxiliary power unit was incorrectly connected to the main battery that overheated. However, the ministry said it still needed further investigation to determine exactly what caused the main battery to overheat.

One claims Boeing had determined that the solution to the overheating problem was to increase the gaps between the battery's individual cells, but the report gave no other details.

GM engineers and autoworkers sure shine compared to Boeing battery engineering and assemby.
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Well never mind, Qantas cancelled all 50 orders of the dream liners due to delays - share price of Qantas is up!
Reference please? An Article by AAP today says:
Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said the airline was working with Boeing on what any fix to the battery issues that has grounded all 787s worldwide would mean for its firm order of 14 Dreamliners.
Earlier articles stated that in addition to the 14 firm orders, Quantas has options for an additional 50 aircraft. They reduced their number of firm orders back in August of last year for financial reasons, long before the latest "battery" issue.
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