Effect of the Regenerator on Li-ion and Lead Deep Cells
This research work posits the ability of Lithium-ion (Liion) battery to adapt to other features in the energy recycling terrain in the presence of a suitable thermal source for radiation release. This ability was also compared to that from lead acid battery. It involved the use of experimentation to recycle the energy in the deep cells. The deep cells battery was connected through the inverter to the thermal source (the regenerator) by means of suitable cable leads. The thermal source was linked to a photovoltaic (PV) panel by radiation release. This PV panel then harnessed the radiant energy and converts it to electric energy which is controlled by the charge controller and to the battery. The experiment was conducted with Li-ion deep cells and results of voltage taken from the battery terminal. The Li ion deep cells battery was replaced with lead acid deep cells battery and results also recorded. The recorded results showed an increase in voltage from 12.54 V to 12.84 V in 12hrs at 300w regenerator radiation level while for the lead acid, there was a voltage reduction. It was established that the pyrophosphate technology inherent in Li-ion made it possible for chargeability to occur despite the energy loss along the chain. The presence of Lead tetra-oxo sulphate (VI) in the lead acid system impeded the progress in the charging process.