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1959 - six-volt battery at top contains five flat nickel-cadmium cells stacked in a column and connected in series - eight individual cells form the 9.6-volt battery at right

FLEXIBILITY OF NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY

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Batteries

August 26, 1959

Broad flexibility of nickel-cadmium battery designs is demonstrated by two newly developed multiple cell Burgess batteries.

The six-volt battery at top contains five flat nickel-cadmium cells stacked in a column and connected in series. Eight individual cells form the 9.6-volt battery at right.

By combining cells in this manner, using a unique conductive silver wax inter-cell connection, Burgess engineers can design and mass produce a virtually unlimited variety of rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries to meet the special requirements of industrial designers and electrical engineers. 

Original Caption by Science Service
Burgess Battery Company



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