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Hai-Chang ZHANG(hchzhang@126.com)


In this paper, the effects of overcharge, charge-discharge C rate and pore size on cycle lifetime of 4.5’ electrochemical impregnated nickel electrode were investigated. In the case of the electrode was overcharged to 170% of nominal capacity, the initial capacity of the electrode could be maintained 2.7 Ah up to 150 cycles without deterioration and a discharge capacity of 1.7 Ah (remaining 63% of 2.7 Ah ) could be delivered after 300 cycles. Without overcharge, more than 300 charge-discharge cycles could be realized without loss of capacity and a discharge capacity of electrode could be maintained about 76% of initial capacity even after 1000 cycles. The experimental results also showed that without overcharge the increase in pore size and activation with small current could improve the electrode cycle capability.

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