Study of temperature cycling of commercial rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries, a popular electric energy storage device, have high energy density and impressive working performance. However, the temperature affects its life cycle, capacity, and performance. Different effects are generated inside the battery for the different temperature conditions. It is necessary to study their thermal and electric characteristics in various thermal conditions since electric energy storage devices are used in various applications at low or high temperatures. In this study, the experimental analysis was performed to observe how a battery cell behaves above room temperature for a different 18650 cylindrical battery cell with a capacity of 5200 mAh. The testing temperature for this experiment was at 28˚C, 50˚C, 60˚C, 70˚C, and 100˚C. It is noted that the capacity of the battery cell fades drastically at high temperatures compared to low temperatures due to internal short circuits occurring at high temperatures.