I read most lithium/li-ion safety thread in this subforum and I thought to stay away from anything more then single cells configurations to be really safe.
Anyway everytime I read about a battery accident I get more doubts about lithium technology. I would still have many question about lithium cells but I'd like being really sure about single CR123 configuration safety first.
I heard about a few other cell brands failure but is there any case in candlepowerforums history where a single top quality CR123 like Surefire or Panasonic vented or exploded using a single CR123 flashlight?
If that ever happened in all time, I think I can really relax a bit more.
Beside that I'd still like to analyze some worries I thought they could lead a single Surefire/Panasonic CR123 to vent.
Damage - If I drop a Surefire CR123 on concrete when changing battery, could it vent? Ever happened to someone?
Heat - If I forgot the flashlight on at high level, could it become so warm to explode?
Discharge - If I continue use the flashlight on low level even if the high level stopped working/dimming, will it discharge to much to vent?
About discharge, I see many manufactors advertise their input voltage range as 0.8 - 3v. This means they will drain the CR123 cell down to 0.8v? I know that would be bad for li-ion but CR123 can go as low without issues?
I'm sorry for the long post or silly questions but I hope you can help me having a better idea about lithium techonlogy and its safety.