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Lithium-ion Batteries Part I: General Overview and 2019 Update

Lithium-ion Batteries Part I: General Overview and 2019 Update

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.

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