• Nikon DSLR Battery Bursts Into Flames

    22 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    The FAA warns against storing spare lithium-ion batteries in checked baggage , and Norwegian photographer Vidar A. Bøen recently learned first hand why that is when one of the batteries used in his Nikon DSLR burst into flames.
    Bøen purchased his Hähnel HLX-EL15HP battery and charger back on March 19th. Hähnel bills itself as one of the “leading manufacturers of power products” for digital cameras.
    Once home, Bøen plugged the charger into a USB wall socket and began charging the battery for the first time. About an hour later, the battery suddenly burst into flames.
    “Luckily, I was in the...
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