Accession Number : ADD005716

Title :   Submersible Battery Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : McCartney,Joseph F ; Gundersen,Charles R

Report Date : 22 Aug 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A submersible battery apparatus is set forth which has improved life and power performance capabilities. The apparatus includes a battery which has top and bottom casing ends with one of the battery casing ends having an aperture. A housing is provided which also has top and bottom ends. The battery is mounted in the housing with the aperture in the battery casing 10 directed downwardly and facing the bottom end of the housing. The battery contains an electrolyte, and the housing contains a liquid which has a higher specific gravity than the electrolyte and is non-reactive therewith. The housing is pressure compensated so that the power of the battery is increased with increased submergence and yet gases generated by the battery are retained within the battery casing so that they will not corrode the housing and its associated terminals. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Lithium chlorine cells, *Underwater equipment, Electrolytes, Inorganic compounds, Aluminum compounds, Organic solvents, Thionyl chloride, Electrochemistry, Linings, Submersibles

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE