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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 23)
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Pulse Charging of Nickel Cadmium Batteries for Lost Capacity Recovery

Ayodele O. Soge and Paul W. Lefley
Corresponding Author:  Ayodele O. Soge 

Key words:  Capacity loss, conventional charging, nickel cadmium batteries (NiCad), pulse charging, , ,
Vol. 4 , (23): 4934-4938
Submitted Accepted Published
July 01, 2011 August 27, 2011 December 01, 2012

This study presents an experimental investigation on the effectiveness of pulse recharging technique in recovering the lost capacity of nickel cadmium batteries (NiCad), through a comparison test with the conventional constant-current recharging technique. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) analysis has been carried out on the electrodes of both pulse recharged and conventionally recharged NiCad cells after a controlled experimental process to restore the lost capacity due to shallow cycling. The results show that the pulse recharging technique performed equally well with the conventional recharging method in improving the topologies of the cell electrodes and recovering the lost capacity of the NiCad cells. The causes of capacity loss in NiCad batteries have also been investigated and the results obtained established the claim that shallow cycling enhances large and dendritic crystalline growth on the cell electrodes.
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Ayodele O. Soge and Paul W. Lefley, 2012. Pulse Charging of Nickel Cadmium Batteries for Lost Capacity Recovery.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(23): 4934-4938.
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