Reusable Electrochemical Cell Test Fixture

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Large-scale electrochemical batteries are often used in the military and aerospace industries. Such batteries may contain numerous electrochemical cells and before a certain batch of batteries can be used in the field, an individual battery needs to be tested. Previous test methods were time consuming, expensive, and could expose the tester to hazardous potting resins.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), has developed and patented a reusable electrochemical cell test fixture for testing individual or a group of individual electrochemical cells. This system includes a base and a lid movably coupled to the base between an open position and a closed position, cooperating to define an internal cavity that is sized to receive the electrochemical cell. Furthermore, this technology includes a transparent container that is constructed of a polycarbonate material, allowing the tester to see inside the container and to substantially withstand a corrosive electrolytic solution.

-Constructed of material that is able to withstand a corrosive electrolytic solution
-Container includes base and lid that is movably coupled to the base
-Allows the tester to see inside the container

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Dec 28, 2009
Utility Patent
United States
Oct 15, 2013
Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization
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