Apr 11, 2017 02:31 AM EDT
The reality of danger brought about by technology has become an awakening issue ever since the Samsung Note 7 recall late 2016. Since then, consumers have been on the lookout for possible personal devices that would ensure safety upon usage. There are now numerous studies that explore on the possibility of developing new lithium-ion batteries that will not catch fire - at almost any circumstance. Skeptics are now beginning to ask how feasible this study can be.
According to a report from The Star, President, and co-founder of the American Lithium Energy company in San Diego, Jiang Fan, have developed a new lithium-ion battery that will survive all kinds of abuse and damages such as puncturing, hammering, overcharging, and so on. Despite these kinds of abuse, the battery shows no sign of a possible fire.
Based on the article, the study has revolved in placing a fuse in the battery to prevent it from supplying power during unwanted circumstances. The primary reason behind their development of this kind of technology is the fact that they supply batteries for the US Military. They want to ensure that these batteries will not cause additional harm to the soldiers when exposed to trauma like severe heat, gun shot, or whatnot.
Mail Online has reported a technology of a similar nature that shows off fire-retardant capabilities of lithium Ion batteries. Instead of equipping the battery with a fuse, this particular product has a built-in fire extinguisher. Within the batteries, there is a layer of a fiber coated with fire extinguishing chemicals. Once it reaches a certain temperature, it will melt and will retard or extinguish the fire.
The development of these kinds of technologies in Lithium Ion batteries could be the answer to all electronic woes. These could be the new technology that could bring safety for all electronic device users.
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