Protecting Your Lithium-Ion Batteries Isn’t So Hard

Lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries are increasingly finding their way into portable and mobile devices. These highly efficient battery technologies pack more energy into a smaller size than almost any other battery type. However, such energy efficiency comes at a price—lithium batteries are subject to overheating, catching fire, or exploding if they’re overcharged, short-circuited, overheated, or otherwise misused...

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