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1999


Saving Money on Substation Batteries While Maintaining Reliability

Jim McDowall



This paper provides background information on IEEE maintenance and testing recommendations for vented leadacid batteries, then goes on to discuss various ways in which substation battery costs may be reduced without compromising reliability. It examines possible alternatives to vented lead-acid, including VRLA and nickelcadmium. In particular, it points out the possible pitfalls of using VRLA batteries in substations. Vented


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