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Mishandling Battery Triggers Explosion — The Solid-State Lipo Batteries

From:CTECHI GROUP Limited     Release time:2018-09-27

Overview:The fire in Nanjing City on May 21, 2018, was probably started by a lithium polymer battery in a ebike, as the fire department recently announced. Some battery experts have already conducted overcharging experiments on such batteries and provide tips on how to handle them safely. Lithium polymer batteries or LiPo batteries for short are popular among model makers as high-energy storage devices. However, this type of battery is also used in smartphones, tablets, cameras and laptops. Now that one of these batteries evidently caused a blaze in Nanjing, which ripped through 5 buildings in the old town and left 35 people homeless, should we be afraid?

The fire in Nanjing City on May 21, 2018, was probably started by a lithium polymer battery in a ebike, as the fire department recently announced. Some battery experts have already conducted overcharging experiments on such batteries and provide tips on how to handle them safely.

Lithium polymer batteries or LiPo batteries for short are popular among model makers as high-energy storage devices. However, this type of battery is also used in smartphones, tablets, cameras and laptops. Now that one of these batteries evidently caused a blaze in Nanjing, which ripped through 5 buildings in the old town and left 35 people homeless, should we be afraid?

The Solid-State Lipo Batteries

The results of the investigation conducted by the fire department were released on June 8, 2018. According to the report, the fire was started by the solid-state lipo batteries plugged into a ebike lipo battery charger on the third floor of one of the buildings. The same day, A battery expert Mr.Zhou gave several interviews to journalists on regional radio and television stations, in which he explained the risks of misuse of the solid-state lipo batteries .

If handled correctly, LiPo batteries currently are harmless, stresses Mr.Zhou. Normally, every battery-powered device comes with a matching charger, which ought to be used wherever possible in order to guarantee that the right charging voltage is applied. The battery should also be disconnected from the power as soon as it is fully charged. Cellphones, tablets and laptops are safe, either, says Mr.Zhou, as the corresponding charging electronics are already integrated in the device.

ONLY USE THE MATCHING ORIGINAL CHARGER

If a battery is connected to a charger that doesn't come from its manufacturer, the battery can overheat, expand, give off hot gases and eventually explode, as an impressive experiment reveals: The researchers had deliberately overcharged a commercially available, roughly 50-gram 2600mAh rechargeable intelligent electronic door lock lipo battery. The ensuing battery explosion could easily ignite a room. Consequently, it is suggested to charge LiPo batteries only on non-flammable surfaces and keep an eye on them while they are recharged.

The Solid-State Lipo Batteries

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