It would be irresponsible not to!

I was reading the sales blurb for the ASUS Vivobook X556UQ and one of the things that is announced as a really cool thing is the short circuit protection for the battery. 

I had to laugh!

It would be really stupid and irresponsible to NOT have short circuit protection for the battery.  Lithium ion batteries can put out enough current to cause fires.  Take the recent recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for instance.  They had some sort of battery fault that caused some of them to catch fire and Samsung ended up recalling millions of phones although in this case a short circuit protection may not have helped because it may have been a fault internal to the battery.

So ASUS, you may fool the general public into thinking that short circuit protection is a good thing but you ain’t going to fool the techies!

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About Alan Liefting

Alan Liefting is the founder, a shareholder, and the Managing Director of Ecotech Services. The views expressed here are his own and do not necessarily represent those of Ecotech Services Ltd.

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