Lithium metal based batteries first made their appearance in commercial markets in the 1970's. These batteries offer much higher energy density compared to their nickel based and lead-acid based counterparts. While still used extensively today for primary (one-time use) batteries, the high reactivity of lithium metal anode made them impractical as rechargeable systems.
The 1990's saw the introduction of the first commercially available rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Through the use of a carbon based, intercalation anodes, batteries could now be made where lithium ions could shuttle back in forth during charge and discharge more safely. Initial capacities were low compared to the lithium metal based systems. Advances over the last two decades have increase overall capacity significantly. However, the packing of more energy into smaller volumes requires extensive design and testing to remain safe.
MaxPower offers the following types of safety tests to help qualify your product. These include, but are not limited to:
U.S. and International law both require that lithium and lithium-ion based cells and batteries must pass the following tests before being allowed to ship as commercial products:
MaxPower has all of the equipment necessary to perform these tests and qualify your product for safety approval.