This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Reducing Battery Maintenance Intervals
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 31, 2000 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
Event: Power Systems Conference
It has long been a desired goal of battery designers to use the illusive “Inflection Point” as the criteria for cutting off “fast” charge of a battery, in particular wet (flooded) Nickel-Cadmium batteries (NI-CAD's). Inflection point fast charging cut-off has the inherent capability of preventing overcharge, and thus, overheated batteries which can ultimately result in “voltage depression” (commonly called “memory”) and in premature fluid loss.
This paper discusses the unique merits of real time inflection point charging. The paper also discusses commonly ignored or misapplied battery requirements that contribute to poor battery reliability and shortened life.
CitationLukso, R., "Reducing Battery Maintenance Intervals," SAE Technical Paper 2000-01-3625, 2000, https://doi.org/10.4271/2000-01-3625.
- “Rechargeable Batteries” application handbook by Gates Marketing Staff, Gates Energy products published in 1992 by Butterworth - Heinemann.
- Instruction Manual, Sintered-Plate, Nickel Cadmium Batteries, Marathon Power Technologies, 1992.