We tried to light our batteries on fire.
We also drilled holes in our batteries.
Again, to show how much safety matters to us. Battery punctures can cause dangerous explosions or toxic material leakage. To test for this, manufacturers perform a standard nail penetration test. We conducted our own version of this test– but with a drill– on an energized AHI battery. In most cases, a lithium-ion battery will explode immediately. Meanwhile, the benign, non-toxic materials inside the Aquion battery cannot explode, and the leakage is not harmful. Watch the side-by-side comparison:
Lithim-Ion Nail Penetration Test
Aquion Nail Penetration (Drill) Test
Battery safety is a top priority for us, and it should be for you, too.
We keep up an ongoing discussion about safe energy storage issues on our blog. Check out some of these posts for more information:
- 3 Questions to Ask When It Comes to Battery Safety
- 3 Challenges: Lithium Ion Battery Safety, Cost, and Performance
- When Batteries Go Bad: Lead Acid Battery Performance in Failure Scenarios