A new approach to intermittent charging of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries in standby applications

  title={A new approach to intermittent charging of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries in standby applications},
  author={Malhar Bhatt and William Gerard Hurley and Werner Hugo W{\"o}lfle},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics},
For many years, intensive research has been undertaken to increase the life of valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries. Overcharging results in excessive temperature in the battery, which degrades the chemical composition of the electrolyte. When the battery reaches the end-of-charge state, the energy being supplied to the battery is no longer consumed in the charge reaction and this additional energy is dissipated as heat within the battery. At this point, the oxygen cycle accelerates… CONTINUE READING
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