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Online training: Battery Safety and Protection Overview

23 October 2019 Electronics Technology Multimedia, Videos

So many of the portable devices, electronic equipment, and tools we use every day are powered with lithium-ion battery systems. But one challenge for engineers who design these lithium-ion-powered products is that lithium-ion cells are a lot more dangerous than other types of batteries. That’s because they use an organic electrolyte that can react with active materials under high pressure, and they release excessive heat, which can cause venting, fire, and even explosion.

One study even found that the typical notebook battery pack contains more combustion energy than a hand grenade. Fortunately, it releases that energy quite a bit slower. In addition to the objectives like longer battery life and maximising battery cycles, design engineers are faced with challenges like faster but safer charging, preventing abuse conditions, and eliminating the potential for the unsafe events, providing a safer user experience.

Texas Instruments has a plethora of solutions for solving these challenges. Find out more in their ‘Battery Safety and Protection Overview’ video: www.dataweek.co.za/*tivid1019




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