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27 03 2017 03

Tesla is putting continuous efforts into making its battery packs safer. We saw a great example earlier this year when we reported on Tesla setting fire to a Powerpack to test its safety features with impressive results.

In its latest effort, the company filed a new application for a patent for an apparatus and method for ‘charging batteries safely’.

Last year, a Model S had an issue while charging due to a “short circuit in the distribution box” and it resulted in the car catching fire. Tesla said that they addressed the issue with a software update to its fleet to “provide extra security during charging”.

In order to further reduce the risk of a short circuit having a hazardous impact — though this time at the battery cell level, Tesla developed a new methodology to monitor the cells and detect a short circuit.

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