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Some discharge characteristics of lead acid batteries

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1 Author(s)
Hoxie, E. A. ; The Electric Storage Battery Company, Philadelphia, Pa.

This paper discusses the fundamental processes involved in the production of current in a lead acid cell, particularly as they are related to the peformance of the cell when furnishing variable or intermittent loads or a combination of both. A method of determining the size of cell required for various duty cycles is described and a general equation is derived, which, with certain restrictions, will indicate the number of positive plates required in each cell of a battery of the type selected for the application.

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American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Part II: Applications and Industry, Transactions of the  (Volume:73 ,  Issue: 1 )