Battery Could Have Prevented All Those Hoverboard Fires

Battery Could Have Prevented All Those Hoverboard Fires

Researchers develop energy source that shuts down before a hoverboard overheats

Emma Hutchings
  • 14 january 2016

Stanford University researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that shuts off before overheating and then restarts immediately when the temperature cools down. This new tech could prevent the type of fires that prompt recalls and bans for a wide variety of battery-powered devices including computers, navigation systems and last year’s must-have Christmas present: hoverboards.

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