Nickel-Cadmium Battery

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nickel-cadmium battery

[′nik·əl ¦kad·mē·əm ′bad·ə·rē]
(electricity)
A sealed storage battery having a nickel anode, a cadmium cathode, and an alkaline electrolyte; widely used in cordless appliances; without recharging, it can serve as a primary battery. Also known as cadmium-nickel storage cell.

Nickel-Cadmium Battery

 

an alkaline storage battery in which the active substance of the positive electrode is nickelichydroxide (NiOOH) and that of the negative electrode is cad-mium (Cd), with iron (Fe) added. The electrolyte usually usedis a solution of potassium hydroxide (KOH), with an additive oflithium hydroxide (LiOH); the electromotive force is 1.3–1.0volts.

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said Thursday it has developed a nickel-cadmium battery that can be charged and discharged at temperatures as low as minus 40 C.
Osaka, Aug 8, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Panasonic Corporation today announced the development of the industry's first*1 nickel-cadmium battery capable of charging and discharging at temperatures as low as -40 deg C (-40 deg F).
The Boeing CEO said the company would stick with the lithium-ion batteries, which are significantly more powerful and lighter than the nickel-cadmium batteries traditionally used on aircraft.
London, Feb 16 ( ANI ): Aircraft maker Airbus has decided to drop Lithium-Ion batteries and switch to traditional nickel-cadmium batteries for its new A350 passenger jet.
Materials such as zinc-carbon cells, lead-acid and nickel-cadmium chemistries will have limited gains, it said.
Both are powered by nickel-cadmium sub-C batteries, which are rechargeable with existing Stinger chargers.
Lithium increasingly is used to replace nickel-cadmium in batteries for portable devices such as cell phones and laptop computers.
Other rechargeable batteries, like nickel-cadmium units for cell phones and lap top computers, have long enjoyed an established handling process held up by state regulations that encourage voluntary recycling programs.
Nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries are commonly used in cordless phones, personal care products, appliances and portable power tools.
Thermal runaway is a condition in which the current for a fully charged nickel-cadmium battery rises out of proportion to the impressed-voltage level.