Lithium batteries, including lithium-ion batteries, have the advantages of high cost performance, light weight, and environmental protection, but because they store a large amount of energy, the risk of fire and explosion is also high. Whether it is a large battery in the energy storage industry, a battery in the field of electric new energy, or a smaller battery used in electronic equipment, there are certain dangers.
Lithium-ion batteries are a type of secondary battery (rechargeable battery) that rely on lithium ions to move between the positive and negative electrodes to work. During the charge and discharge process, Li + is intercalated and deintercalated between the two electrodes: During charging, Li + is deintercalated from the positive electrode and inserted into the negative electrode through the electrolyte, and the negative electrode is in a lithium-rich state; the opposite is true when discharging.
What is the difference between lithium battery vs lithium ion battery? The two batteries are called similar, but they are actually different. Lithium batteries cannot be recharged. They contain lithium metal substances, which are highly flammable. The application fields of lithium batteries are usually military fields, medical fields, and some electronic and electrical equipment.
Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable. It is lighter than lithium batteries, while providing high energy storage density. Lithium-ion batteries are lithium-free, but contain lithium ions and a highly flammable electrolyte (liquid). Applications include laptops, mobile phones, electric new energy vehicles, medical equipment, and energy storage systems.
With the rapid growth of lithium (ion) battery applications, the risk of fire is also flooded throughout its life cycle. From manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, to end users, we should be more aware that this tool not only provides energy, but also brings fire risks. Responsible measures should be taken to ensure safety at every link in the battery supply chain.
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