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Safety Limitations Associated with Commercial 18650 Lithium-ion CellsIn the past decade, NASA-JSC battery group has carried out several tests on the safety of li-ion cells, modules and battery packs. The hazards associated with using commercial li-ion cells in high voltage and high capacity batteries have been determined to be different from those associated with the use of the same cells in low voltage, low capacity packs (less than 15 V and 60 Wh). Tests carried out included overcharge, overdischarge, external and internal short circuits with destructive physical analysis included in most cases. Chemical analysis, X-rays and in some cases CT scans were used for post-test analysis.
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Document Type
Jeevarajan, Judith A. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
November 3, 2010
Subject Category
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Lithium Mobile Power and Battery Safety 2010(Boston, MA)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 377816.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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