PULSE CAPABILITY OF THE AIRI LEAD CHLORIDE ELECTRODE

Authors
  1. Donaldson, G.J.
  2. Barnes, W.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The objective of the study was to evaluate the pulse discharge performance of lead chloride electrodes for the active sonobuoy battery application. Experimental work was carried out using Mg/PbC12 cells which were pulse discharged in 3.25% artificial seawater at ambient temperatures (22 - 25C). Pulses of 100 milliseconds duration were applied every ten seconds by switching the cells from their steady discharge load to the pulse discharge load. It was found that the steady rate of discharge had to be maintained at about 5-10 mA cm2(-) in order to permit a sufficiently rapid response to the application of the pulse load without unduly sacrificing electrode capacity. The Mg/PbC12 cell was required to accept a pulse load greater than the steady load by a factor of approximately 25; the resulting loss of cell output voltage was about 0.6 volts. TRUNCATED
Report Number
TN-79-26 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1979
Number of Pages
21
DSTKIM No
80-00208
CANDIS No
124916
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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