How to store energy and supply it when demand increases?
As the world is advancing with alternative energy sources, we are left with this challenge:
How to store all this energy and how to supply it when demand arises? In the traditional system, all we needed to do was to flick on a switch and we knew that the power would be there, night and day.
Batteries (cells) are currently the best way to capture and store energy.
How to manage and maintain the same process by delivering the energy now when it is needed?
We don’t have 24 hours of sunshine, wind, waves, or other natural green sources.
With the great advancements that humankind has made within the process of generating energy, we are now seeing more and more changes in the storing part of the process.
Batteries (cells) are currently the best way to capture and store energy. The ability to store more and more power in a smaller and smaller footprint, has allowed us to travel farther in our cars on a single charge (Automotive), work and operate larger machines (Industrial Applications), and listen to our favorite music off cordless devices longer (Audio/Video Equipment).
With the convenience though comes a bigger challenge for the battery manufactures, who now have to address the risks of having such powerful energy sources in a small package: the Power Punch.
So, in everyday life, what do we look for in batteries?
- How much energy can the battery hold?
- How long will the battery last?
- How fast can the battery be fully recharged?
What’s the common denominator between the items above? TIME.
We want everything right now! When we flick the switch, we expect power at our fingertips. The batteries technology has come a long way and continues to rapidly advance.
Along with these advancements also come risks and hazards. This is where product safety standards come into play. These standards have been developed by technical experts, to address the hazards that may arise during charging, storage, installation, usage, transportation, and environmental hazards.
Depending on the country, size, type, and application, these are some of the most common safety standards that apply to batteries:
- IEC 60086 Series
- ANSI C18 Series
- UL 2054
- IEC 61960 Series
- UL 1642
At LabTest, we assist batteries manufacturers with R&D testing or full certification.
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