DEVELOPMENT AND FABRICATION OF LARGE VENTED NICKEL-ZINC CELLS

A preliminary cell design for a 300AH vented nickel-zinc cell was established based on volume requirements and cell component materials selected by NASA Lewis Research Center. A 100AH cell configuration was derived from the 300AH cell design utilizing the same size electrodes, separators, and cell terminal hardware. The first cells fabricated were four groups of three cells each in the 100AH size. These 100AH experimental nickel-zinc cells had as common components the nickel positive electrodes (GFM), flexible inorganic separator (GFM) bags on the negative electrodes, pressed powder zinc oxide electrodes, and cell containers with hardware. The variations introduced were four differing electrolyte absorber (interseparator) systems used to encase the nickel positive electrodes of each cell group. The four groups of 100AH experimental vented nickel-zinc cells were tested to determine, based on cell performance, the best two interseparator systems. Using the two interseparator systems, two groups of experimental 300AH cells were fabricated. Each group of three cells differed only in the interseparator material used. The six cells were filled, formed and tested to evaluate the interseparator materials and investigate the performance characteristics of the 300AH cell configuration and its components. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Yardney Electric Corporation

    82 Mechanic Street
    Pawcatuck, CT  USA  02891
  • Authors:
    • Donnel, CPI
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-134967 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NAS3-18515
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM