Accession Number : ADD011770

Title :   Nickel-Cadmium Battery Conditioner and Tester Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kinney,D C

Report Date : 14 May 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This provides a battery test apparatus for determining the state of quality of a nickel-cadmium battery. The battery test apparatus provides a battery discharge circuit that discharges the battery under test until a specified terminal voltage level is reached wherein the discharge cycle is automatically terminated. Since a visual indication is provided at the initiation of the discharge cycle and visual indication is provided at the end of the test cycle, the elapsed time for the discharge test is accurately measured. If the time required to discharge the battery to the predetermined level exceeds a certain value, such as 48 minutes the level exceeds a certain value, such as 48 minutes the quallity of the battery is acceptable. The battery test apparatus also includes a reconditioning switch for recharging acceptable batteries to full charge capacity.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *TEST EQUIPMENT, *ELECTRIC BATTERIES, COMPARATORS, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, VISUAL SIGNALS, NICKEL CADMIUM BATTERIES

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE