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The development of modern technologies such as electric vehicles and energe storage systems has made lithium-ion batteries one of the most popular energy storage options today. However, during use, charging and discharging, the battery pack generates a large amount of heat. This can have serious impacts on battery performance, lifespan and safety. To solve this problem, battery pack cooling systems came into being.
Battery pack cooling systems are designed to keep the battery pack within a safe and efficient operating temperature range. Batteries operating at high temperatures shorten their lifespan and may pose a risk of overheating, thermal runaway, and even explosion. In addition, a good cooling system also ensures high charge and discharge efficiency and stability of the battery pack.
One common design for cooling systems adopts coolant to dissipate heat away from the battery pack. This liquid can be water, ethylene glycol aqueous solution or other special heat transfer liquid. The coolant is transported through pipes, which removes the heat generated by the battery pack and releases it to the surrounding environment through a radiator or radiant heat sink.
Another common cooling system design uses fans or ducts to blow air directly over the battery pack to dissipate heat. This type of air cooling system is commonly used in low energy density devices. Its structure is simple and compact, making it suitable for space-constrained applications.
In addition to ensuring that the battery pack operates within a safe temperature range, the cooling system also improves battery life and performance. By reducing the impact of heat on the battery, the cooling system slows the rate at which chemical reactions occur within the battery, thereby extending the battery's life. In addition, suitable temperature environments can also improve the energy density and charge-discharge efficiency of batteries.