Power and Mobility (P&M)

Electrode material enhancements for lead-acid batteries

by William Murray; Sudhakar Jagannathan; Frank Malo


Exide Technologies has received a contract from TARDEC to develop a 4HN format battery with AGM separator technology. In addition to redesigning the current flooded battery to use Absorbed Glass Mat separator, the battery will be the test vehicle for materials research aimed at improving battery performance. The effort is split into two main topics: ceramic additives for positive and carbon additives for negative active materials.