Accession Number:

AD0408936

Title:

CELL EQUALIZATION TECHNIQUES

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly technical progress rept. no. 3, 1 Apr 1 July 1963

Corporate Author:

MALLORY (P R) AND CO INC INDIANAPOLIS IN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Additional work on the 1.5 volt nickel-cadmium cell stabistor and experimental test results verify the feasibility of equalizing the cells of a series connected group by use of stabistors. Effort was directed toward the design of a 2.0 volt stabistor for use with the silver-zinc couple. Preliminary theoretical and experimental investigations indicate satisfactory operation of the stabistor on the lower voltage plateau operation on the higher voltage plateau is expected to involve losses. The specific voltage of the anti-reversal device has been reduced by about 10 by a different method of junction formation. One experimental charge control circuit has been cycled in excess of 1250 times and a second circuit was cycled 785 times without catastrophic failure of cells or semiconductors.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE