Too Hot To Handle – The Dangers of an Overheated Battery
Heat is never a good sign when you are dealing with batteries. Without proper maintenance and the correct setup, you can end up experiencing thermal runaway.
What is THERMAL RUNAWAY?
Thermal runaway is a situation where an increase in temperature changes the conditions in a way that causes a further increase in temperature. It is a feedback loop that can easily cause malfunctions.
To help protect yourself from experiencing thermal runaway, try to avoid these common causes:
-Excessive room temperature.
-Incorrectly set voltage levels on the charger.
-Shortened cells due to manufacturer’s defects.
-Shortened cells cud to aging, excessive load cycling, lack of maintenance, etc.
-Lack of consistency in the relative condition or age of the jars.
Don’t let thermal runaway end up costing you in the end.