The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) has joined forces with three German institutes for a study to evaluate DCA and water loss in lead batteries.
The study will focus on testing laboratory cells for standard sized industry electrodes “under real-world application profiles” with partial state of charge conditions, the ALABC said.
ALABC’s project partners are the Aachen-based battery research and manufacturing company BatterieIngenieure, the Institute for Power Converter Technology and Electrical Drives (ISEA) at RWTH Aachen University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
The ALABC said the study “is expected to allow the development of a new conceptual method for additive characterisation”. Research will include the testing of laboratory cells for standard sized industry electrodes “under real-world application profiles with partial state of charge conditions” such as mild-hybrid or renewable energy storage.
“One parameter in the focus of the analysis will be the level of dynamic charge acceptance,” the ALABC said.