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Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 1057–1061 | Cite as

Lead-coated glass fibre mesh grids for lead–acid batteries

  • J. Wang
  • Z.P. GuoEmail author
  • S. Zhong
  • H.K. Liu
  • S.X. Dou
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Abstract

A lightweight lead-coated glass fibre mesh grid was tested for use in valve-regulated lead–acid (VRLA) batteries. Plates made with these new grids show a higher material utilization over a wide range of discharge rates (i.e., 20–200 mA g−1) and temperature (i.e., −15–25 °C) compared with conventional gravity-caste plates. The results also suggest that the lead-coated glass fibre grid can replace the conventional gravity-cast grid without causing any deleterious effects so far as the cycle life is concerned.

corrosion resistance cycle life lead–acid battery lead-coated glass fibre grid material utilization 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Wang
    • 1
  • Z.P. Guo
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Zhong
    • 1
  • H.K. Liu
    • 1
  • S.X. Dou
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Superconducting & Electronic MaterialsUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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