Safely Putting Secondary Batteries Through Their Paces
As the demand for secondary batteries, such as lithium-ion batteries, continues to rise in various industries, particularly hybrid and electric cars, the need for environmental testing to ensure their safety and reliability has become increasingly important. The batteries must perform well in hot and cold conditions, and at altitudes while not posing a hazard due to leaking or exploding. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery Industry has stringent requirements for safety evaluation and cost/ performance.
Environmental testing of secondary batteries includes a range of tests designed to simulate various environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, shock, altitude and more, that these batteries might encounter during transportation, storage, and use. Some common types of tests include thermal cycling, altitude simulation, mechanical shock, vibration, and humidity testing. These tests are essential in ensuring that secondary batteries meet safety and performance standards, preventing potential hazards and failures in real-world applications.