A WATER-ACTIVATED BATTERY FOR USE OVER AN EXTENDED TEMPERATURE RANGE

Authors
  1. Coleman, J.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Details of construction are given for a six-cell series-connected magnesium-lead chloride battery, sealed in a vapor-barrier bag. In the upper temperature range, above 0 degrees C, the battery is activated by cutting off the top of the bag at a marked level and pouring in water or other aqueous activating fluid. A little magnesium perchlorate in the bag acts as desiccant during storage and also, by dissolving to form a conductive solution, provides instant comeup to working voltage in the event that water is used as the activating fluid.
Report Number
TN-74-38 —
Date of publication
15 Feb 1975
Number of Pages
22
DSTKIM No
75-02460
CANDIS No
25714
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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