Accession Number:

AD0756431

Title:

Characteristics of Conventional Design Nickel-Zinc Batteries for Hybrid Vehicle Operation.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

-4058STORAGE BATTERIES, RELIABILITYELECTRONICS, VEHICLES, STORAGE BATTERIES, NICKEL, ZINC, HEAT, DESIGN, BATTERY SEPARATORSZINC CELLS, NICKEL ZINC CELLS, HYBRID VEHICULAR PROPULSIONPreliminary evaluations have been conducted on conventional 35 Ah nickel-zinc batteries for hybrid electric vehicle service. On a pulse type of service, adequate recharge is obtained by constant potential charging at 1.85 Vcell. Discharge voltages of approximately 1.7 Vcell are obtained at a 55 A load. Cycling data are reported for a total 3,300 Ah output 5 of total requirement and includes discharge voltages at 55 and 350 A, and charge input. Heat generation during cycling for conventional cells is approximately 13 Btuhcell. Improved cells should generate approximagely 12 as much heat. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE