For the past four years, UK Powertech, Digatron and EES (the team) have been working with international battery manufacturers to maximise lead-acid formation efficiency. Dr Mike McDonagh continues his article series and explores the principles of VRLA designs that limit the rate at which batteries can be charged. It's about reducing process time and energy consumption.
So far, the development programme for efficient and fast formation has been aimed at lead-acid flooded SLI batteries. The principal motivation for this research has been the competitive nature of the SLI processes that . . .