Posted on 04/04/2023 in Electric & Electronic Fire Safety 2023
Lithium-ion battery fire dangers

NBC TV network Today news shows lithium ion battery fires with videos of batteries catching fire and exploding in the home and in industry. New York recorded 216 lithium-ion battery fires in 2022, with 147 injuries and 6 deaths. Full-scale furnished room testing is shown, commented by Steve Kerber of UL. An e-scooter battery is deliberately overcharged. After two hours, smoke appears. Seventeen seconds later it explodes. 12 minutes later the room is engulfed with flames. Experience of Arizona firefighters in a battery energy storage unit explosion is presented. NBC News recommends to buy certified batteries, never overcharge and not charge when unattended.

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