DESIGN IMPROVEMENT OF BB 501()/U BATTERY ASSY.
Final rept. 29 Mar 67-Nov 68,
SONOTONE CORP ELMSFORD N Y
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The objective of this design improvement contract was to perfect a 20-cell, 24 volt, 14 A. H. nickel-cadmium storage battery more rugged, economical, and maintainable, as well as lighter, than the original BB501U. This was accomplished by combining existing design features with ones incorporated in the BB610U. The production requirement for sixty-five batteries on an unqualified basis was completed. In addition, four improved units were qualified in accordance with two required environmental tests the four-foot random drop test, and the three-foot water immersion test. For the results of these tests, Sonotone test-data sheets are given. Included in this report are the official indented BB501U parts list and a full set of manufacturing drawings. In addition, there are illustrations showing design improvements to the battery as described in the text. Author
- Electrochemical Energy Storage