Experimental Study on the Optimum Density of ITE Additives for a Lead-acid Battery's Life Prolongation

Song Jie Hou, Hajimu Ikeda, Yuta Takai, Shigeyuki Minami, Akiya Kozawa, Michio Sugawara, Tatsuo Nishina
2006 Journal of Asian Electric Vehicles  
Lead-acid batteries have been used as a starter for tens of millions of cars in the world. They are also used as a cheap way to store energy for electric-powered vehicles, EV's. Life prolongation of these batteries is an important issue for resource conservation and the reduction of environmental contamination caused by discarded batteries. For this purpose, an organic battery activator named ITE (International Technology Exchange) activator has been exploited since 1996. This additive is an
more » ... anic battery activator. The results of high-precision bench-tests, which are conducted in order to find an optimization of the activator's density, are described in this paper. The test results show that the best life-prolongation is achieved when an activator of 5Wt% with 10cc/cell is added for a starting battery of engine, 28Ah (10hrs).
doi:10.4130/jaev.4.939 fatcat:h3a7ssdvjjfe3pvzphd2sp46du