Accession Number : AD0697125

Title :   NEW DESIGNS FOR ZINC-AIR BATTERIES.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Knapp,Howard R.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Since 1965, the U. S. Army Electronics Command has been actively engaged in research and development studies on zinc-air batteries for military applications. Information is presented on the design and construction features of mechanically rechargeable zinc-air batteries, with particular attention to the standard family of zinc-air batteries. This comprises 5 units ranging in capacity from 20 ampere-hours to 150 ampere-hours and achieves energy densities from 69 to 86 watthours per lb. The report provides information on battery design considerations for cell and battery components, electrical characteristics for load conditions varying from the 4-hour to the 50-hour rate and performance data over a temperature range from 0 degrees F to 125 degrees F to substantiate the selection of the present battery designs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, STORAGE BATTERIES), (*STORAGE BATTERIES, DESIGN), ANODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL), ZINC, CATHODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL), LIFE EXPECTANCY, WATER ACTIVATED BATTERIES, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE