Lithium-ion battery fires: 7 solutions for improved safety
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Lithium-ion battery fires: 7 solutions for improved safety

Steve Taranovich discuss about various ways to enhance Li-Ion batteries safety. Typically, Lithium-ion batteries are safe and reliable. Just think about the $28B market they had in 2013 with a relatively small amount of fires and explosions. But every fire and explosion incident has...

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Printable battery paves the way for custom-shape power sources
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Printable battery paves the way for custom-shape power sources

A new type of batteries called “Printable Solid-State (PRISS) Lithium-Ion Batteries” was designed by a group of researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST, South Korea). The new battery is created from consecutive layers of printed composite...

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Using A Bench Power Supply To Charge Lithium Ion Batteries
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Using A Bench Power Supply To Charge Lithium Ion Batteries

David Jones has another useful video tutorial about how to safely charge Lithium Ion and Lithium Polymer batteries with a bench power supply. The purpose of this tutorial is to learn how to use your lab power supply to charge your Lithium Ion battery when you don’t have a special...

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60V-input battery charger; Pb-acid & Li-ion charge algorithms up to 20A
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60V-input battery charger; Pb-acid & Li-ion charge algorithms up to 20A

LTC4013 is a highly integrated, high voltage multi-chemistry synchronous step-down battery charger controller. With a wide input voltage range that spans up to 60V, the LTC4013 uses temperature-compensated 3- and 4-stage charge algorithms to efficiently charge 12V and 24V lead-acid...

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Lithium ion batteries that work best at 95°C
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Lithium ion batteries that work best at 95°C

Numerous laboratories are working towards reducing or eliminating the accidental risks of Li ion batteries by working on solid electrolytes. Researchers at ETH at Zurich are developing unique solid materials which even when brought to high temperatures will not ignite. by Denis Meyer...

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SunDuino – Run your C application using solar power
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SunDuino – Run your C application using solar power

SunDuino is a Single Board Computer with integrated Battery Charger, Voltage Regulators, I2C, Digital and Analog IO. It's main benefit is that it can run a compiled C app for years on a small battery or forever using built in solar charger. A background RTOS provides SLEEP...

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DIY USB power bank from laptop battery
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DIY USB power bank from laptop battery

A DIY USB power bank made from an old laptop battery @ DoItYourselfGadgets: A situation many can relate to: an empty smartphone battery and no outlet around! That’s exactly why I recycled an old laptop battery into an USB power bank. This article will show you the basic powerbank...

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Disconnect circuit for 12 volt lead acid and lithium batteries
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Disconnect circuit for 12 volt lead acid and lithium batteries

KA7OEI designed a circuit that disconnects the battery when it over-discharges. He writes: The avoidance of overcharging is usually pretty easy to avoid: Just use the appropriate charging system – but overdischarge is a bit more difficult, particularly if the battery packs in...

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