This Technical Note is a 2019 update on the current state of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology. It describes the basic functional elements of Li-ion battery cells, compares several existing and emerging lithium-ion battery technologies, and provides a brief overview of safety, testing, and transportation issues involved in designing products with lithium-ion batteries.
This Technical Note is part one of a three-part series. Parts II and III provide additional depth regarding Li-ion safety, testing, and transportation as these relate to off-grid products.
Resource Type: Technical Notes