Lithium ion battery technology offers many advantages in portable power application but one major concern is safety – thermal runaway of the device in both normal and abusive
situations. In the following article, it will be shown that by means of adiabatic calorimetry, it is not only possible to test single components but also complete lithium ion batteries.
From this information batteries can be evaluated for their hazards potential, but more importantly, these tests can be used to design inherently safer cells, providing key design
information during the development process – reducing development costs and increasing product safety.