This instructable shows how to make a basic aluminum air battery from a soda can and a piece of charcoal from the backyard BBQ. As we already know, in the case of a zinc-carbon (or salt”) battery it’s ammonium chloride NH4Cl. Lithium batteries are designated by the letters CR. If you have a battery with the two 1st letters SR or PR – you are fortunate! For now, although, it appears like Phinergy is working with its Al-air battery as a variety extender, with a regular lithium battery as the primary power source. Replacement aluminum plates and distilled water can be produced and distributed very quickly.
This battery is no distinct from other metal air batteries, except that the approach is not symmetrically reversible. That was a actual breakthrough – no pots with fluid solutions have been needed for battery operation, therefore, batteries became compact and portable. There are two sections in the battery the oxidant MnO2 is contained in one of them and Zn, the decreasing agent, is contained in the other. The key disadvantage of this technology is, the reaction of CO2 with aluminum.
It seems the main market place for this battery will be as a variety extender” (secondary battery) with the primary battery (perhaps for the very first 40-60 miles) a truly rechargeable (but much more expensive) battery such as Lithium based current offerings. Phynergy has created an air electrode with silver primarily based catalyst and this structure lets O2 enter into aluminum sheet and prevents … Read More