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Author Balakrishnan, P. G.
Source CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Content type Text
Publisher Central Electrochemical Research Institute
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1999
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Lithium batteries
Abstract Among the various types of lead-acid batteries manufactured throughout the world, the automotive or the SLI (Starting, Lighting & Ignition) type far exceeds the other types in terms of number and production value. This is due to the constantly increasing production of automobiles and the regular replacements required for such batteries every 3-4 years. Flooded lead-acid batteries have long been u ed for starter applic:ltions but because of the difficulties connected with handling of such batteries and also due to the development of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries which offer good performance characteristics like instant start even after a prolonged period of disuse, absence of leakage of the corrosive acid electrolyte and no necessity of topping up with distilled water have encouraged designers to propose VRLA battery for automotive application in recent years. The development of VR SLI batteries and field trials ''I'ilh thcse batteries carried out by some manufacturers are discussed in this paper along with the details of special characteristics of the various components used and the test results as per variou specifications like JIS, DIN, SAE and PSA • BSESA.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-01-01
Journal PeerReviewed