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Battery Charge Monitoring

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079080D
Original Publication Date: 1973-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Levine, SL: AUTHOR

Abstract

Hydrogen emissions of DC acid batteries used as reserve power supplies for data-processing circuits, are monitored as indication of battery overvoltage condition during charging. A suitable monitor comprises a small bottle or tank receiving emitted hydrogen and containing an unsaturated organic compound of colloidal platinum, nickel or palladium metal. Hydrogen emissions thereby produce hydrogenation reactrons with the platinum, nickel or palladium metal acting as a catalyst. The reaction will occur at room temperature or elevated temperature, depending upon the organic compound and catalyst utilized. A suitable compound and catalyst for room temperature monitoring would be: RCHO + H(2) /Ni/ RCH(2)OH Aldehyde Primary alcohol CRISCO* oil + H(2) /Ni/ Solid fat.

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Battery Charge Monitoring

Hydrogen emissions of DC acid batteries used as reserve power supplies for data-processing circuits, are monitored as indication of battery overvoltage condition during charging. A suitable monitor comprises a small bottle or tank receiving emitted hydrogen and containing an unsaturated organic compound of colloidal platinum, nickel or palladium metal. Hydrogen emissions thereby produce hydrogenation reactrons with the platinum, nickel or palladium metal acting as a catalyst. The reaction will occur at room temperature or elevated temperature, depending upon the organic compound and catalyst utilized. A suitable compound and catalyst for room temperature monitoring would be: RCHO + H(2) /Ni/ RCH(2)OH

Aldehyde Primary alcohol

CRISCO* oil + H(2) /Ni/ Solid fat.

The saturation state of the fluid is observable visibly or chemically, insitu, as the monitored indication.

An alternate monitoring solution would be-composed of an ion homogeneously reduced at room temperature by b - such as Ag/+/ or MnO(4)/-/ salt. The visible monitorable effect would be the transition of the silver ion to metallic solid silver, or in the case of the MnO(4)/-/ salt the disappearance of color from the initially cloudy or colored solution.

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