This disclosure describes techniques for thermal management of batteries in data center racks. Superior battery thermal management is realized by separation of the battery thermal cooling path and the flame propagation path. Thermal energy is conducted away from the regions where the heat is generated, e.g., the core cell pack, which is cooled using a combination of different external surfaces and/or airflow. In some implementations, a metal plate is provided at an upper surface of the batteries such that it is in contact with the battery cell holders and can conduct heat away from the battery cells. The metal plate is attached to a heat sink that is located in a separate enclosure and which dissipates the heat. In some implementations, heat pipes, thermo-electric coolers, phase change materials, and/or cold plates can be utilized for superior thermal management of the batteries.

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