Battery University™ is a free educational website that offers hands-on battery information to engineers, educators, media, students and battery users alike. The tutorials evaluate the advantages and limitations of battery chemistries, advise on best battery choice and suggest ways to extend battery life.
The material is based on “Batteries in a Portable World – A Handbook on Rechargeable Batteries for Non-Engineers” (3rd edition). The 328-page book is available to purchase on-line. Battery University™ is sponsored by Cadex Electronics Inc., a manufacturer of advanced battery chargers and test devices.
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CEO and Founder, Cadex Electronics Inc.
The implementation of lithium-ion batteries for mobile applications produces new challenges regarding the safety of personal and equipment. Internal faults or external events like overloading can set the lithium-ion battery in fire. The fire of a high energy lithium battery cannot easily extinguished. The article describes a new technical solution to suppress fire and avoids the spreading of fire. > Lithium Battery Safe Containment
Contributed by Dr. Thomas Forchert, Celono, Berlin, Germany
Addresses the mechanics of the battery and deals with chemistries, charging and discharging techniques.
Looks at battery personalities and discusses ways to get the most out of the packs. We talk about priming, storing and recycling.
Studies the battery in portable and stationary application as well as in the electric powertrains. We look at the kinetic power and cost of the battery in comparison to fossil fuel.