Consequences of Short Circuit on the safety of Your Battery
The problem of sudden short circuit of battery can lead to drastic consequences, the device can be completely damaged where the mother board gets crashed and all the information stored in the device gets lost forever, which is the biggest loss that cannot be compensated easily. The user too can also get injured and this problem is most likely found in smartphones. The failure of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 acted as a bump on a rod, something that cannot be ignored. Catastrophic collapse of a battery is an issue which cannot be neglected.
Scientists are on a venture of developing batteries that would remain unaffected to short circuit. After a lot of observations, the science Nazis have come up with an exclusive, innovative technology news, where the batteries would be built using lithium-ion (Li-ion) and it will be designed in a manner that will grasp the extra power released during short circuits that will prevent complete crash or failure of the battery along with the device.
Experiments on short circuit is being lead out by a UCL-led team that who are taking the initiative to develop a reliable and safe measure for batteries. These days, using of battery that are supported by extreme energy density called the Li-ion batteries are very frequent. May that be only for powering a portable electronic device to enable grid scale storage, but there is a negative aspect of everything that exists and too much of everything leads to cumbersome effects. Hence, such can happen in the case of batteries as well, since over heating can lead to serious explosions.
Dr. Donal Finegan explained the dangerous events that can happen due too short circuit of battery. He says that Li-ion battery defects can occur only when it is subjected to high heat in 3D or in real time and they have shown the way of tracking that depicts the way what happens to the temperature and structure of cells when the short circuit is done in a controlled manner at the internal spaces.
It is also said that this experiment on short circuit might not interest everyone, as there are ample reasons of short-circuiting and it leads to several failures. Getting a hint of when and where the cell may collapse informs us that what can the consequences be in severe failure of high speed X-ray imaging and this helps in understanding new ways by which we can support the designs, upheaval and manufacturing of more durable and reliable Li-ion batteries.
Further initiatives are taken where each and every cell modules are being tested under proper conditions that sets the best example of the cases of battery failure. Short circuits are purposely being fed inside the batteries at approx. 60-degree C and it was found that when the failure took place the temperature of the cell reached up to 1085 degrees C.
Thus, constant efforts are carried on to avoid all the fatalistic consequences caused due to failure of battery by short-circuiting and in near future science will have an answer to this problem of battery as well.