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Performance characteristics of a gelled-electrolyte valve-regulated lead-acid battery

Martha, SK and Hariprakash, B and Gaffoor, SA and Shukla, AK (2003) Performance characteristics of a gelled-electrolyte valve-regulated lead-acid battery. In: Bulletin of Materials Science, 26 (5). pp. 465-469.

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Abstract

12 V/25 AH gelled-electrolyte valve-regulated lead-acid batteries have been assembled in-house and their performance studied in relation to the absorptive glass-microfibre valve-regulated and flooded-electrolyte counterparts at various discharge rates and temperatures between $-40^oC$ and $40^oC$. Although the performance of the gelled-electrolyte valve-regulated battery is similar to both the absorptive glass-microfibre valve-regulated and flooded-electrolyte lead-acid batteries at temperatures above $0^oC$, it is superior to both the flooded-electrolyte and absorptive glass-microfibre valve-regulated lead-acid batteries at temperatures between $0^oC$ and $-40^oC$. The latter characteristic is attractive for expanding the application regime of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries. The corrosion rate for the positive grids in the gelled-electrolyte is also lower than both the flooded-electrolyte and absorptive glass-microfibre configurations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries;Peukert plots;corrosion
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/9619

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