What Are Lithium-Ion Batteries?
Lithium-ion batteries power many products including e-bikes, e-scooters, hoverboards, smart phones, laptops, and power tools. Compared to traditional battery technology, they charge faster, last longer, and have higher power density.
Why Can They Catch Fire?
These batteries are easily rechargeable and can store large amounts of energy in a small space. However, if not treated properly, lithium-ion batteries can extremely overheat, creating thermal runaway, which causes large, violent fires. Damaged, defective, or uncertified batteries have a greater risk of causing thermal runaway fires or explosions.