In today’s technology, lithium ion batteries plays an important role. It is being used right from your children’s toys to phones and electronics as well. Recently, the 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones were recalled after there have been reports of explosions and concerns about safety.
The Federal Aviation Administration warned passengers last week not to turn on or charge any mobile device while flying. Some of the international airlines had similar instructions for all its passengers travelling with Smartphone.
A little know how about these batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable and are often built directly into devices and the lithium is the substance that helps in charging.
One can overpower these lithium ion batteries so much that it wants to react to almost anything. A simple instance is keeping it in charging even after it is fully charged. The explosion could be the cause of mistakes in charging process.
The problem with Galaxy Note 7 could be in its manufacturing. In 35 such cases, it was found that there have been rare manufacturing defects in which the anode and cathode touched. The decision from the company has been to pull off the product from the market for 2 weeks and do the necessary repairs. At the same time, those who have already purchased the phone were offered a replacement.