Accession Number : ADA255503


Title :   First Year Testing of Prototype Magnesium/Manganese Dioxide BA-4590/U battery.


Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept. Sep 1990-Sep 1991,


Corporate Author : ARMY LAB COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY AND DEVICES LAB


Personal Author(s) : Jarvis, Louis P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255503.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : A prototype magnesium/manganese dioxide battery, the BA-4590/U, was developed as a training battery replacement for the costly lithium BA-5590/U. At room temperature (21.1 deg C) the magnesium battery is cost-effective at 1.50 amperes and below. During continuous usage, delivered capacity of the lithium BA-5590/U exceeded that of the magnesium battery by at least 62 percent. Under SINCGARS radio simulation testing, delivered capacity of the lithium battery exceeded that of the magnesium battery by at least 300 percent.


Descriptors :   *MAGNESIUM BATTERIES , *PRIMARY BATTERIES , SIMULATION , TEMPERATURE , PROTOTYPES , LITHIUM , RADIO EQUIPMENT , DIOXIDES , SULFUR , REPLACEMENT , ROOM TEMPERATURE , MANGANESE OXIDES , COST EFFECTIVENESS


Subject Categories : Energy Storage


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE