The lithium battery test chambers are suitable for testing lithium battery cells and modules. This is because the handling of lithium batteries always comes with varieties of a potential hazard, which will likely jeopardize human safety. It’s important to evaluate the risks associated with lithium batteries at the early stage of development. This helps in counteracting the level of risks associated with lithium batteries by using an appropriate safety concept.
What is the lithium battery test chamber?
The lithium battery test chamber is an enclosed chamber specifically designed for testing lithium batteries. Lithium batteries are a powerful battery that comes in different sizes depending on the size of the electronic using it. This makes the lithium batteries the perfect choice for electronic devices. Everyone wants to use a portable device that uses a higher capacity of the battery. This has made the lithium battery to keep trending above other types of battery, being the reason why the process of testing is highly recommended to be conducted at the initial development stage.
These testing processes are important in regulating one of the important issues associated with lithium batteries, which is thermal safety. This is because electronics nowadays requires the use of simple and lighter batteries with a higher capacity of powering the device for a longer period. This has increased the demand in the marketplace of producing lithium batteries to the highest level by creating dangerous cases due to the increased amount of transportation along with people handling it.
This lithium battery testing chamber is designed to mimic different environmental conditions to test its reaction on the battery. All reactions during the testing stage of the lithium batteries are required to be recorded for a thorough evaluation to ensure safety.
In most cases, there has been news regarding the unexpected explosion of lithium batteries in electronics. Being the main reason why battery testing is required to limit this disastrous event from happening.
How to test the lithium battery of the lithium battery test chamber?
The lithium battery test chamber comes with different varieties of features, that allow it to utilize different temperature values. The lithium battery chamber is designed with the ability to mimic different temperatures of environmental conditions to test the battery’s ability to resist its effects. Depending on the type of testing process the batteries are subjected to, the specimen is added inside the chamber testing plate before selecting the temperature profile for the testing process.
During this period, the testing method to be used will be decided as well as the procedure to be used. For example, using some testing methods like the salt spray testing method, which requires salt to be spread on top of the specimen before setting the temperature profile.
As the different types of environmental conditions continue to affect the specimens during the testing process, it’s stages of effects on the specimen will be recorded by a specialist until the end of the testing process. This testing process of lithium batteries makes it possible in limiting the effects of thermal safety.
There are various reasons why lithium batteries are subjected to testing, which include:
- Transportation safety: determining the risk associated with the transportation of lithium batteries from one location to another.
- Electromagnetic safety: testing for Electromagnetic induction (EMI) helps ensure that electronics using lithium batteries don’t malfunction as a result of electromagnetic interference.
- Safety and certification: testing the safety of other related facts concerning the use of lithium batteries.
Therefore, to test the safety of lithium batteries, the following standards are usually used:
- IEC 62133
- UN 38.3
- ECE R100
- IEC 62619
- UL 1642
- UL 2580