HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
REGISTER   |   LOGIN   |   HELP
News
Electronics & Test

Lithium-Ion Batteries Overheated in Mitsubishi Vehicles

NO RATINGS
1 saves
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
Page 1/5  >  >>
apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Lithium Ion Batteries
apresher   3/28/2013 10:43:39 AM
NO RATINGS
Chuck,  Thanks for this report. Excellent article on this technology problem and how it is being addressed.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Manufacturing
tekochip   3/28/2013 12:30:11 PM
NO RATINGS
It looks like, more than anything, a more robust manufacturing method needs to be defined.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Definitely not good news
Elizabeth M   3/28/2013 12:47:04 PM
NO RATINGS
Seems like we have a recurring problem here. I hope the industry gets this sorted out quickly. Do you think these types of findings could require major product recalls? That could be disastrous.

NadineJ
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Definitely not good news
NadineJ   3/28/2013 1:07:02 PM
NO RATINGS
My first question when I saw the Article was "how big of a problem is this?"  This is a multi billion dollar industry that's been around for a while.

From what I understand, Boeing tried to push the technology forward and missed their mark.  I'm surprised to see this issue in the auto industry.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Definitely not good news
Charles Murray   3/28/2013 6:33:21 PM
NO RATINGS
A recall is a possibility, Liz. Mitsubishi has not made an announcement as yet.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Definitely not good news
Charles Murray   3/28/2013 6:40:07 PM
The Chevy Volt actually had a problem with a lithium-ion fire, too. In Chevy's case, though, the problem occurred after crash-testing, which is different than this. As to how big of a problem it was, I specifically asked Donald Sadoway of MIT, who is one of the world's foremost battery experts and founder of a grid storage battery company called Ambri, whether the media was making a big deal out of a small story. His full response: "The press is right to call attention to the precarious nature of Li-ion technology. It's one thing to have a fire in a plant. It's another to have a fire in a plane at 40,000 feet. Remember, Li-ion technology is 20 years old now. Shouldn't we have worked out the bugs by now?"

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Next Generation Battery Technologies
Greg M. Jung   3/28/2013 9:38:15 PM
NO RATINGS
It seems the that current lithium-ion technology has to find a safe, reliable way to counteract the energetic and rapid discharge nature of these batteries before wide-spread adoption should truly be deployed.

 

Is there another battery technology appearing on the horizon soon that is safer than lithium-ion?

a.saji
User Rank
Silver
Re: Next Generation Battery Technologies
a.saji   3/29/2013 12:02:40 AM
NO RATINGS
@Greg: Lithium Batteries always had this issue and it happened to something else sometime back. I simply cannot see why they did not see it coming their way after knowing the impacts

ChriSharek
User Rank
Gold
Air or liquid cooled?
ChriSharek   3/29/2013 9:15:11 AM
NO RATINGS
Was this battery air-cooled like the Nissan Leaf and Boeing, or liquid cooled like the Volt and the new Ford PHEV and EVs? 

ChriSharek
User Rank
Gold
Re: Definitely not good news
ChriSharek   3/29/2013 9:16:52 AM
Charles, you should know better than to brought the Volt fire up . . . that fire had NOTHING to do with the lithium ion battery.  It was the coolant surrounding the battery that leaked on a circuit board that caused the short circuit.  It was NOT the Li battery. 

Shame on you, Charles . . .

Page 1/5  >  >>
Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Samsung's fitness-oriented smart watch features a curved super AMOLED touchscreen display.
Stratasys is buying assets of a key player in materials testing and R&D for its FDM filament printers, and there's a new polypropylene material for the PolyJet series of 3D printers.
Cybathlon is an Olympic-style competition for those with bionic prosthetics.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
Eric Chesak created a sensor that can detect clouds, and it can also measure different sources of radiation.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
2/27/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
12/18/2013 Available On Demand
11/20/2013 Available On Demand
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Apr 21 - 25, Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: April 29 - Day 1
Sponsored by maxon precision motors
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service