How to make PEV charging safer?

How to make PEV charging safer?

Lithium-ion batteries have become an integral part of our daily lives, powering everything from our smartphones and laptops to electric vehicles and energy storage systems. However, one of the most significant concerns with these batteries is the risk of fires during the charging phase. In this blog post, we'll delve into why most lithium battery fires occur during charging and introduce an innovative solution to enhance the safety and convenience of the charging process.

Why Do Most Lithium Battery Fires Happen During Charging?

Lithium-ion batteries are renowned for their high energy density and efficiency. They offer a long lifespan, but they can be volatile if not handled properly, especially during the charging phase. Several factors contribute to this vulnerability:

  1. Overcharging: Overcharging occurs when the battery voltage or current exceeds safe limits. This excess energy can lead to the release of heat and, in extreme cases, result in a thermal runaway, potentially causing a fire.
  2. Temperature Fluctuations: Lithium batteries are sensitive to temperature changes. Charging generates heat, and if the battery's temperature rises too much, it can become unstable, increasing the risk of combustion.
  3. Manufacturing Defects: Low-quality batteries or those with manufacturing defects can be prone to thermal issues. When these subpar batteries are charged, there's a higher chance of thermal runaway.
  4. Physical Damage: Violent impacts or crushing blows can cause trauma to lithium batteries, compromising their internal structure. This may lead to the formation of areas with higher resistance and/or internal short circuits. When stressed by the charging process, these compromised areas can ignite the flammable electrolyte, resulting in thermal runaways.
  5. User Error: Even well-made lithium batteries can pose risks if they're charged incorrectly, with incompatible or faulty chargers, as users may not be aware of the voltage and current being delivered to the battery.

Introducing Charger Enhancer: Your Path to Safer and Smarter Charging 

Our company has recognized the need to address these challenges and enhance the safety of lithium battery charging. We're proud to introduce "Charger Enhancer," a revolutionary product designed to make the charging process not only safer but also more user-friendly. Charger Enhancer comes with major features that will improve the way you charge your lithium-ion batteries:

       Protection Features:
  • Quick interruption with a button press.
  • Auto-disconnects at preset voltage and current values.
  • Prevents overcharging, saving energy and risks from battery stress.
Customization Charging Control
  • User-friendly interface for 'automatic disconnection' customization.
  • Tailors charging with preset cut-off voltage and overcurrent protection.
  • Optimizes battery life and performance.
Information Display
  • Provides essential charging details: voltage, current, power, time, and energy capacity.
  • Enables battery capacity assessment for risk mitigation and preowned vehicle evaluation.
  • Night display mode for minimal sleep disturbance.
With Charger Enhancer, no more sleepless nights worrying about overcharging your vehicle!

Charger Enhancer adds "brains" and protection features to your standard charger, so you can program the voltage and overcurrent limit at which you want to stop and disconnect the power automatically, releasing you from staying up at night.
Installed between your charger and vehicle, without needing external power, Charger Enhancer will oversee and take care of the entire charging process. You can extend your Lithium battery lifespan several times by applying an optimized charging scheme; detect anomalies on your charger before affecting your vehicle; and measure battery capacity of yours or preowned vehicles.

Ride Safe and Charge Safe Is the Mission of PIDZOOM

PIDZOOM is striving for safe riding and charging experience for PEV riders, and charger enhancer is our first innovative product line for this mission. More exciting products are under development, stay tuned.

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