Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in a variety of devices, from laptops and smartphones to electric vehicles. While these batteries are generally safe, they can catch fire under certain circumstances. In this article, we'll discuss four tips for preventing lithium-ion battery fires.
- Use a battery pack with built-in protection circuits: Many lithium-ion battery packs come with protection circuits that help prevent overcharging, over-discharging, and short-circuiting. These protection circuits can help prevent the battery pack from overheating and catching fire. All Levy Batteries come with these features built in.
- Charge the battery pack within its recommended voltage range: Charging a lithium-ion battery pack outside of its recommended voltage range can cause it to overheat and catch fire. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for charging the battery pack. Levy's chargers automatically prevent voltage above the required range.
- Avoid puncturing or crushing the battery pack: Physical damage to a lithium-ion battery pack can cause it to short-circuit and catch fire. Handle the battery pack carefully and avoid exposing it to sharp objects or excessive force. Our battery packs come with built in fire-proof casing.
- Use a reputable charger: Using a low-quality or counterfeit charger can cause the battery pack to overcharge and catch fire. Be sure to use a charger that is recommended by the manufacturer or that has been tested and approved by a reputable third party.