We all use portable equipment whether it's a cellphone, a laptop computer, or an electric device. It seems very normal for our generation but no other generation in the history of mankind can imagine what we do. Given the speed by which many of these changes have occurred, and the need for power quickly, we may not have time to fully appreciate the technology we consider trivial. We also failed to understand the dangers present in some of these new technologies too.
Powerful and cylindrical Lithium-ion batteries have become one of the biggest achievements in portable strength in the last decade; Where once the black and white cellphones take place a day at best – our new GPS is activated, colorful, email, streaming smartphones …. good day! But the amount of power consumed on that day was very extraordinary compared to only 10 years ago.
However, this battery comes with the risks that we all guilty of ignoring. Substances used, lithium, are very reactive. This is one of the reasons it is very useful! However, some risks are attached to this and they are:
Water. In contact with water, lithium and H20 will make lithium hydroxide and hydrogen gas. For this reason, the battery is sealed very strictly to prevent the entry of water but you as the owner must be aware of the risks that are inconsiderate if you are for some reason decide to wash the battery in soapy water!
Excessive temperature or filling. Above heating (caused by the actual temperature or charging) can cause what is known as a thermal runaway and in serious circumstances can result in combustion. Now, for this reason, all lithium batteries are packed with the safety system, the most basic, preventing cells from exceeding safe limits if possible in terms of charging and use. What they can't do is control the temperature around.
We can store these batteries in drawers, garages, and in the car that subjugated them to extreme temperatures – on the floor of the car last night during the winter in Chicago to the car seat in Las Vegas.