Lithium-ion battery fires

We ham radio ops may need a reminder about the potential volatility of Lithium-ion batteries:
Though I have an extinguisher in my shack, it won’t do any good if I’m not present to operate it when needed, and it could be unable to quench a Lithium-ion battery fire.
Andrew, W5AWS. -=-=-=-
Posted in Ham News.

One Comment

  1. That’s a very informative and scary article. Another option is for batteries is Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4). I recently purchased a 100 AH LiFePO4 battery and battery box for portable or emergency operations. The battery also has a built in Battery Management System that makes it safer too.

    LiFePO4 batteries are often regarded as the safer of the two due to their chemistry, which is less prone to overheating or exploding.

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