Lithium Ion Battery question: I hear scary things about L.I. batteries. They can spontaneously blow up or catch fire. Are yours safe?

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Lithium Ion Battery question:  I hear scary things about L.I. batteries.   They can spontaneously blow up or catch fire.  Are yours safe?
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Peter Wendel

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Rarely, very rarely. All about how the battery is engineered. Otherwise we would have a lot of people with rear end injuries from phones blowing up.
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Isnt it lithium polymer that is dangerous?
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I think LiPo are more sensitive to abuse like overcharging or overtemp. As far as I know, most Lithium batteries will go into one form or another of thermal runaway if abused too much.

Having said that, and in response to the original question, cheap cell producers are for the most part responsible for the bad reputation Lithium batteries have earned. High quality cells in well managed and protected packs with intelligent charging systems are rarely to blame.

Thankfully Ego batteries are in the latter group and after three years in the market I have yet to hear of someone having a safety concern with an Ego pack. They are among, if not THE, most well Engineered battery packs on the market.
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Many thanks, everyone.
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No problem, Peter!