FEASIBILITY INVESTIGATION OF PLASTIC PARTS FOR VENTED, NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY BB-607( )/U.
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
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This report presents a feasibility investigation of the use of low cost and lightweight plastics for the BB-607 U Battery Assembly. Battery assemblies in two configurations were constructed and evaluated. In these, the cell restraining clamp assemblies, battery hold-downs and battery cases were fabricated of plastics. Lower battery case corners were reinforced with epoxy and bulk voids were filled with urethane foam adding rigidity to the unit and supplying a shaped cavity for the cell assemblies. In addition, an inexpensive transit cover was designed and fabricated. The completed unit weighs 15.5 pounds, compared to 17.0 pounds for the conventional BB-607 U. This is a considerable weight saving. The battery assemblies were successfully drop-tested from four 4 feet on a 2 in. fir bed backed by concrete.
- Electrochemical Energy Storage
- Laminates and Composite Materials