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Creating a lithium ion battery that won’t catch fire

Creating a lithium ion battery that won’t catch fire

April 4, 2017


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SAN DIEGO — At American Lithium Energy’s headquarters outside San Diego, President and co-founder Jiang Fan opens a padlocked door to the company’s battery testing chamber. Here, squat machines puncture batteries with nails, crush them with a weight and pump so much voltage into them during rec...

Troy Wolverton: Lithium battery dangers mean Samsung recall won’t be last

Troy Wolverton: Lithium battery dangers mean Samsung recall won’t be last

October 20, 2016


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By Troy Wolverton The Mercury News (TNS) A faulty battery has cost Samsung a pile of money and tarnished its reputation. But the Korean electronics giant wasn’t the first company forced to recall a product due to batteries that had a tendency to catch fire — not by a long shot. And it almost c...

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