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Short circuit testing of a nickel-hydrogen cell for compliance with range safety requirements

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W.A. Tracinski; A.Z. Applewhite

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Short circuit testing was performed on a single stack, Independent Pressure Vessel (IPV) aerospace Nickel-Hydrogen cell with axial terminals for compliance with range safety requirements. The cell contained two brazed ceramic seals, was 3 1/2 inches in diameter, and had a nameplate rating of 85.5 Ah. The majority of the energy was released in the first ten minutes with peak terminal temperature reaching 192 degrees Celsius. No breaching of the cell was evident and the cell returned to normal open circuit voltage within fifteen minutes of the load being removed.




Times Cited: 0 12th Annual Battery Conference on Applications and Advances Jan 14-17, 1997 Calif state univ, long beach, ca Adv Lead Acid Battery Consortium; Amer Inst Aeronaut & Astronaut; Electrochem Soc Inc; Independent Battery Manufacturers Assoc; IEEE Aerosp & Electr Syst Soc; Int Cadmium Assoc, N Amer Off; Arvin Instruments; So Calif Edison Co; Batteries Int Ltd; Darnell Grp; Int Battery Technol Inc; Intertec Int Inc; ITE JEC Press Inc; 7 Mt Sci Inc; Business Commun Co Inc 0



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