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Safety Nugget Week of February 6 - Battery Safety< Back to Blog

Feb 07, 2017
By: A. Vennavelli
Categories: Safety

BATTERY SAFETY

 

This can happen to you - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVQLsveJX3E

 

Recently, we heard many battery recalls – plug-in vehicles, mobile phones, 787 dreamliners – battery safety concerns appear to be ubiquitous.

 

Take a moment to consider how you handle your devices (phones, computers, power tools, etc.) to reduce risk of a battery incident: e.g. Do you charge your cell phone overnight? Do you sleep with your cell phone next to you, or under your pillow? Do you charge your laptop while it’s in your lap?

 

A general discussion on Li Ion battery safety is available here: https://www.electrochem.org/dl/interface/sum/sum12/sum12_p037_044.pdf

 

PBS has recently broadcast a very interesting show on battery technology and safety – (this is rather long, but entertaining and informative) - http://www.pbs.org/video/2365946487/

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