Lithium ion batteries are the most common solution when it comes to batteries. This technology, which is used in smartphones, computers and even electric cars, is especially preferred for its high efficiency.
However, this technology has a very serious shortcoming. Lithium ion batteries, especially sensitive to high temperatures, can easily ignite and explode. Xiaomi wants to eliminate this danger with a new patent on the battery.
Xiaomi increases battery safety
The Chinese tech giant has been struggling for a while to make battery and charging technologies safer. It seems that the company has taken an important step in recent days. According to ITHome’s report, Xiaomi received a new patent on March 23, 2021 to increase battery safety.
Simply put, the lithium in the battery is protected against explosion and fire hazards. When the battery reaches 80 percent, your phone will warn of a full charge and turn off the power. Immediately afterwards, if the device is not unplugged, it will enter floating charging mode. In this way, while the battery percentage does not decrease, exceeding the charging capacity is prevented. However, if the battery does not switch to floating charge after 80 percent, it can be damaged and become dangerous to the user.
Thanks to the patent obtained by Xiaomi, the system can monitor and control this process in real time. In this way, when a problem occurs, the power is cut off and the explosion and swelling caused by overload is prevented. Therefore, Xiaomi is committed to making its smart devices more secure.
Why are lithium batteries used?
Lithium ion batteries are lighter than competitors prepared with other chemicals. For this reason, they are more suitable for all types of electronic devices. At the same time, these batteries have no memory effect, so you don’t have to wait until they are completely discharged before recharging them. Stopping the charge for the same reason has no negative effect on the battery.
The most obvious defects are that their service life starts from the date of manufacture. Regardless of how much it is used, their lifespan starts to diminish over time. For this reason, the charge of the electronic products you buy begins to run out more quickly over time. Nevertheless, several companies are working on the development and perfection of this technology.