Engineering Development of Lithium/Metal Sulfide Battery Technology for Vehicle Propulsion [electronic resource] : Summary Report - October 1977-September 1978
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1979.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Physical Description:
- 38 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Argonne National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- This report describes the research, development, and management activities done in preparation for in-vehicle testing of engineering-scale lithium/metal sulfide batteries. These activities were carried out at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) from October 1977 to September 1978. Over the past year, lead-acid batteries were tested both in the laboratory and in a Renault automobile. The data obtained from these tests will be used to assess the performance of lithium/metal sulfide batteries. Testing of a 40 kW-hr lithium/metal sulfide battery in a vehicle is planned for early 1979. The equipment needed to evaluate the performance of this battery has been designed and fabricated. Testing of this equipment is expected to begin at the end of 1978. In order to carry out the above in-vehicle test, the lithium/ metal sulfide battery must have a thermally efficient case and a charger. Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc. has been contracted by ANL to develop and fabricate the case for this battery; construction of the case is in progress. Based on a charger/equalizer design developed by TRW Systems, ANL has fabricated .a portable charger/equalizer that has the capability of charging up to six lithium/metal sulfide cells.
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D. L. Barney; A. A. Chilenskas; W. H. DeLuca; E. R. Hayes; F. Hornstra; M. K. Farahat; J. A. E. Graae; S. Box.
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