Lithium-ion batteries can pose an increased risk of fire and bursting. Their very high energy density can lead them to spontaneously combust or become unstable in certain circumstances and can explode if heated. Charging lithium-ion batteries unattended overnight is a common practice, but a defective battery, charger, or connection cable can generate heat and lead to a fire. Another major risk factor is a thermal runaway of lithium-ion batteries caused by internal short circuits which are not apparent upon visual inspection.
To alleviate these concerns, DENIOS (Louisville, KY) introduces new Ion-Charge 90 storage containers designed specifically for lithium-ion battery charging and storage. With 90 minutes of fire resistance from outside to inside (type 90 / type tested in accordance with EN 14470-1) and more than 90 minutes fire resistance for fires from inside to outside, these purpose-built containers protect against fire hazards due to thermal runaway, deep discharge, mechanical deformation, or chemical reaction.
Each unit features solidly welded construction for a long service life thanks to a triple hinge door, safety elements assembled outside the storage compartment for increased protection against corrosion, scratch- and impact-resistance, and an easy to clean surface. Lockable doors with a permanent self-closing function keep the contents safe from unauthorized personnel.