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Battery power. A lot of industries, specifically electric vehicles, are adopting new methods to use batteries for multiple purposes. Why? Batteries, specifically lithium-based, have a number of advantages and long-term pay-offs. While there are a number of benefits, manufacturers also should be aware of the risk and safety factors associated with lithium-based batteries. Over the course of the next several weeks, this blog will explore a three-part series on lithium-based batteries – specifically exploring the common causes of external and internal battery faults, common issues to consider for primary and rechargeable batteries, and more.
One of the lithium battery's major strengths is its high energy density. However, this strength is also a leading reason as to why the risks of lithium-based chemistry are greater than in other battery systems. But why? Although the risks are directly linked to the specific cell chemistry, the cell size and cell number, there also are certain common factors that manufacturers should be aware of from a safety standpoint when using lithium batteries. These factors include the following:
The next blog entry will take a closer look at the common external causes of battery faults. Check back on December 1 for that blog entry.
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