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How to extinguish a Lithium-ion battery fire?

How to extinguish a Lithium-ion battery fire?

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The lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery is becoming increasingly popular because it has wide utility in many fields of life. These are basically the replaceable batteries that can be recharged as well when the energy is all used up. Initially, they were introduced for the portable gadgets or equipment and maybe for the electric vehicle experiments, but later on, when more research was done, they started to be used in the military and aerospace equipment as well. Their applications are becoming even more wide and popular among masses due to continuous research in this filed and further successful development.
 
How does lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery work?
 
There is a separator in the lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery through which the ions are taken from the anode towards the cathode. This movement of the ions between the anode and the cathode helps in the development of a positive charge. At the same time, the separator in the lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery stops the flow of the electrons inside the battery. This is how the lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery extinguishes and is one of the simplest working principles is helping in its utility in many applications in the world, especially the aerospace science and technology.
 
Is lithium battery and a lithium-ion battery different?
 
Well, basically if we talk about both the lithium-battery and the lithium-ion battery, both are different from each other because of one single difference between the two. It is a single difference but the most prominent one and that makes each of them totally different in utility by the users. This difference is the rechargeable ability of the lithium-ion battery that is not possible for the lithium-battery at all. If you want to recharge the lithium-ion battery, it is possible to do that for like hundreds of times, while for the simple lithium-battery, you cannot do that once the energy is used up.
 
Top 3 Facts About the lithium-ion battery or li-ion battery
 
The lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery has now very much known all over the world, but there are a few facts about it that are still unknown to many, such as its use on fire, without oxygen burning process, and dangers of swallowing it, etc. Here in this article, we will be discussing only the top ones so that you may know about them in detail and keep yourself safe. In order to learn about them in detail, you have to stay with us till the end of the article. So, let us get started with these now.
 
1.Can you put out a lithium-ion battery fire?
 
You can definitely put out a lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery fire, but when you are encountering it, you have to make sure that you are only using the Class D type of the extinguisher. This is very important to keep in mind that you never use water for putting out a lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery fire because when you use water, the lithium reacts with it and make the fire even worse. Therefore, all you have to do is to avoid doing this and have the class D extinguisher with you when you face any explode with the lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery.
 
2.Can lithium-ion batteries burn without oxygen?
 
The lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery fire does not need any oxygen to burn at all, because it can do that without any oxygen at all. The nature of the fire is recognized as completely chemical, so there is no role of oxygen in it that can start this fire. You can expect this to happen any time, mainly when it gets overly charged and overheated due to this. If we say that the lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery fire is one of the most dangerous and worse forms of fires then there is no lie in it. The kind of fire and the expulsion it can cause is unmatched, and very hard to get control over. You have to just keep your eyes on the fact that it may not get overcharged at all because that can create the problem very easily.
 
3.Is a swollen lithium-ion battery dangerous?
 
Well, that even sounds very scary that you swallow the lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery fire. It is definitely very scary because in that case it can immediately catch fire and there will be huge expulsion die to this. If you remove it from the device in which it swells is risky, but leaving it over there is even riskier because it can explode with big bang, and can lead to much damage in your surroundings. So, if you want to prevent any damage or harm due to this, then make sure you do not keep it and immediately dispose of it.
 
Why Lithium batteries are dangerous?
 
Lithium batteries are very dangerous in nature, no matter if you are using simple lithium made batteries or might be the lithium-ion batteries. In both cases, there are chances that the battery would get overcharged and become overheated. As a result of this, it usually explodes and creates mess in the surroundings. Other than this, the possibility of short-circuiting, failure of the internal cells, and above all this, there are many times the manufacturing faults in them that makes them dangerous in use. You should try to avoid their use as much as you could because they can be dangerous for you and your surroundings.
 
Conclusion
 
The lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery is the one that might be very useful in a number of different ways, and have definitely many applications in various fields of life, but the conclusion from the above discussion is all about how dangerous it can be for use in your surroundings because of the results that it can produce if not properly handled. You must keep this information in mind then start using the lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery, and if not necessary, then try t avoid having them.