A Safety Valve for Lithium-Ion Batteries

By Michael Kanellos in Greentech Media, November 13 2009


The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan is coming out with something that may keep you from being consumed in a fireball.

The organization has developed an internal component for lithium-ion batteries called Stoba that shuts down the battery once the internal temperature passes a critical threshold, which in turn prevents a thermal runaway reaction (i.e., a fire) from occurring.

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