The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published requirements that require testing for all battery devices that are a part of the aircraft itself. This testing is heavily based on standards published by RTCA and includes primary and secondary lithium, nickel, and sealed lead chemistries.
When Gaston Planté invented the rechargeable battery in 1859, a new system of stored energy emerged. Today, digital technology has helped to make the electrochemical battery smart by providing a window into a battery’s state-of-function.
The growing application of lithium-ion batteries brings with it an increased risk of unanticipated energy releases and thermal runaway. Quantifying battery energy release characteristics during product design can help mitigate those risks.
The state of health of cells in a battery pack under operating condition is difficult to obtain through existing IEC and ISO standard methods under laboratory conditions. However, a cell state of health (SOH) profile shall be able to establish by the comparison of electro-impedance spectroscopy (EIS) generated statically versus dynamic operating data retrieved by battery management system (BMS) communication interface as fragments of EIS.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will now be required to establish a product safety standard to help reduce the incidence of childhood injuries related to the ingestion of button cell or coin ... Read More...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) is seeking input on how best to spend the government’s recent $355 million allocation for building out the nation’s lithium-ion (li-ion) battery recycling programs. Accord... Read More...
Engineers from the Technical University Munich have created a new supercapacitor which is highly efficient and sustainable.
A team of engineers from the University of Porto in Portugal and the University of Texas at Austin have designed a simple battery capable of self-charging.