Low-rate discharge of various electrochemical batteries for use with oceanographic instruments
Ciesluk, Alfred J.
Guest, Brian J.
Marquette, Craig D.
Tupper, George H.
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The endurance of self-sustained oceanographic instruments is generally limited to battery energy. Tests were initiated to measure the capacities of several types of electrochemical batteries when discharged at temperatures and rates typical of oceanographic use. Battery systems represented are alkaline-manganese dioxide, mercuric-oxide, and lithium sulphur oxychloride. Results of tests completed so far are presented. A brief overview of those batteries best suited for use with self-sustained oceanographic instruments is included as an appendix.
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