Top Causes of Lithium Ion Battery Field Failures


The joint Northern Virginia/Washington PES Chapter, in cooperation with the Control Systems, Industrial Application Societies of Northern Virginia and  the Reliability Society of Northern Virginia and Washington, is pleased to present Vidyu Challa on the Top Causes of Lithium Ion Battery Field Failures.

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  • Arlington, Virginia
  • United States 22205
  • Building: Arlington Public Library - Westover Branch
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  • Co-sponsored by Industrial Applications Society (IA34 JT. NOVA/WASH) and NOVA Control Systems
  • Starts 23 November 2018 01:25 PM
  • Ends 19 December 2018 06:00 PM
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Dr. Challa

Dr. Challa of DFR Solutions


Top Causes of Lithium Ion Battery Field Failures

You want to be proactive about the safety of your battery-powered product. Is qualifying your battery manufacturer to industry standards enough? The answer is that most compliance-based testing is related to abuse tolerance, but the vast majority of battery field failures happen under normal operating conditions.  Compliance based testing is necessary but not sufficient to ensure lithium ion battery safety and reliability.

In this presentation Dr. Vidyu Challa discusses broad categories of lithium ion battery field failures using industry data from 2005 onwards, whether abuse tests are relevant to field failures, and major areas where risk mitigation strategies should be implemented.  She discusses manufacturing defects, abuse tolerance, adequacy of battery protection systems, end product battery application integration tolerance and battery usage conditions and how they contribute to failures.




Vidyu Challa is Technical Director at DfR Solutions, where she helps customers with battery problems. Dr. Challa works on a range of battery challenges including design reviews, manufacturing audits, supplier qualification and root cause analysis. She spent several years in the battery industry, developing custom battery solutions for IOT and smart medical devices. She obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, where her work was focused on the reliability of electronic components and systems. She has broad based expertise that includes engineering technology start-up experience, product development, R & D, and various roles in marketing and business development. 

Dr. Challa has published her work in journals, presents at conferences and frequently writes blog articles.   As a battery expert, Dr. Challa teaches battery workshops at several industry conferences and Fortune 500 companies.


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