KULR Technology will supply French battery maker Saft with innovative ‘internal short circuit’ (ISC) battery-testing devices to aid ongoing research into safety and the prevention of battery fires.
The ISCs, which replicate latent defects in batteries that can be some of the most common, serious, and hardest cell failures to detect, will be delivered early in the second quarter of 2019.
ISCs are artificial dendritic short circuit lookalikes, which can placed anywhere in the so-called ‘Jelly Roll’ of a lithium-ion cell.
US-based KULR announced last year that it would be commercialising the device, which was developed by American state-owned labs for the investigation of lithium battery fires. ISCs allow designers and researchers to study methods and systems “to reduce battery failures as well as design systems to mitigate their consequences”.
Michael Mo, CEO of KULR, said the deal would help Saft “advance their research into battery reliability and safety, which is work we know will pay off for their customers and partners”.