Accession Number : ADD006485

Title :   Vent Actuated Shorting Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ellis,James N

Report Date : 05 Apr 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In a high voltage, high ampere battery, a shorting bar is placed on the top of each battery cell vent cap for providing a shorting switch between two extensions from respective cell terminals in response to excessive cell pressure dislocating the vent cap. This effectively removes a defective, potentially explosive cell from the battery output circuit while continuing to apply an output voltage to using circuitry. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Electric batteries, *Electric switches, Fail safe, Short circuits, Cells, Vents

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE