Reserve Battery

reserve battery

[ri′zərv ′bad·ə·rē]
A battery which is inert until an operation is performed which brings all the cell components into the proper state and location to become active.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Reserve Battery


a cell that is designed in such a way that it can be stored in an inoperative state for rather long periods and converted to an active state at the required time by bringing the electrodes into contact with the electrolyte or by converting the electrolyte into an operative state. The storage life of modern reserve batteries is 10—15 years and significantly exceeds the storage life of standard batteries.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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