CHARGERS FOR BATTERIES WITH AUXILIARY CELLS
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-02
New type of high-energy density, rechargeable cells have highly variable voltage during discharging (as well as during charging) process. Auxiliary cells in addition to the basic cells are used in the batteries to solve this problem. Auxiliary cells are being connected in series with the basic cells whenever voltage on partially discharged basic cells drops below some predetermined level. Auxiliary cells are discharged unevenly and to a different charge level than the basic cells. These batteries cannot be charged with a conventional charger and require a special charger.