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Batteries 2018, 4(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries4010001

Performance Comparison of Rechargeable Batteries for Stationary Applications (Ni/MH vs. Ni–Cd and VRLA)

BASF/Battery Materials–Ovonic, 2983 Waterview Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
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Received: 22 November 2017 / Revised: 12 December 2017 / Accepted: 22 December 2017 / Published: 25 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries 2017)
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Abstract

The stationary power market, particularly telecommunications back-up (telecom) applications, is dominated by lead-acid batteries. A large percentage of telecom powerplants are housed in outdoor enclosures where valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries are commonly used because of their low-maintenance design. Batteries in these enclosures can be exposed to temperatures which can exceed 70 °C, significantly reducing battery life. Nickel–cadmium (Ni–Cd) batteries have traditionally been deployed in hotter locations as a high-temperature alternative to VRLA. This paper compares the performances of nickel/metal hydride (Ni/MH), Ni–Cd, and VRLA batteries in a simulated telecom environment according to published testing standards. Among these three choices, Ni/MH batteries showed the best overall performance, suggesting substantially longer operating life in high temperature stationary use. View Full-Text
Keywords: nickel metal hydride battery; nickel–cadmium battery; valve-regulated lead-acid battery; stationary application; telecom nickel metal hydride battery; nickel–cadmium battery; valve-regulated lead-acid battery; stationary application; telecom
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Zelinsky, M.A.; Koch, J.M.; Young, K.-H. Performance Comparison of Rechargeable Batteries for Stationary Applications (Ni/MH vs. Ni–Cd and VRLA). Batteries 2018, 4, 1.

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