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lead-acid battery

[′led ‚as·əd ′bad·ə·rē]
(electricity)
A storage battery in which the electrodes are grids of lead containing lead oxides that change in composition during charging and discharging, and the electrolyte is dilute sulfuric acid.
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Many Telecom operators have measured the extra-cost generated by poor life duration of lead-acid batteries in hot climates, and are looking for alternative battery technologies since a few years.
The company is increasing the price of the lead-acid batteries by 8 percent for orders starting May 1, 2012.
Hydrogen fuel cell components do not weigh the same as heavy lead-acid batteries, so steel plates are added to fuel cell units to make up for the weight required.
Most transfer stations, service stations that sell batteries and auto-parts retailers will accept lead-acid batteries for recycling.
While many conventional deep-cycle lead-acid batteries used for engine starting may show performance drop-offs after 200 or more deep discharge cycles, Firefly estimates its new Group 31 battery will last three to five times longer than the best performing valve-regulated lead-acid batteries (VRLA).
Can dry-cell Ni-Cad and gel-cell lead-acid batteries be serviced in a common area?
The lead-acid battery recycling structure has been proven to be efficient and highly successful, and no other battery chemistry comes near the recycling rate of lead-acid batteries," Hart says.
New sets of rules for recycling and handling of used lead-acid batteries and plastic waste have also been codified.
The drawback is its range: with lead-acid batteries, it can travel only 60 to 70 miles on a single charge.
The tests indicated the battery can last three to four times longer than conventional lead-acid batteries, with a projected lifespan of about 80,000 miles.
And shipments from the United Kingdom are actually on the rise; in the first five months of 1993, the country shipped over 700 tonnes of lead-acid batteries to Indonesia, compared to only 200 tonnes in 1992.