[volt-nuts] Fluke 735C - Information Needed
J. L. Trantham
jltran at att.net
Tue Sep 10 23:35:12 EDT 2013
Same color scheme on the batteries in the 5315A.
From: volt-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:volt-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Chuck Harris
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:30 PM
To: Discussion of precise voltage measurement
Subject: Re: [volt-nuts] Fluke 735C - Information Needed
Nope, I was talking about GE and their early Nicads..
And, the cylindrical sealed LEAD acid cells were also originally
commercialized by GE. They later spun off that division to became GATES.
I had an old SOLA UPS that was made in the mid 1960's that was full of GE
SLA's... The color scheme of the cells was exactly the same as the later
(Black bottom, white top with red trim...)
and I had an old Sulzer 2.5A double oven oscillator that was full of the GE
Nicads from about 1960.
GE was big in battery research in the late 50's, early 60's.
I don't recall the exact order, but there is a big connection between GE,
Gould, and GATES batteries.
... both Nicads and SLA's.
J. L. Trantham wrote:
> Do you mean 'commercialize the cylindrical sealed LEAD cells'? The
> cylindrical cells in the 6 V battery that powers the HP 5315A is a
> Gates IIRC.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: volt-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:volt-nuts-bounces at febo.com]
> On Behalf Of Chuck Harris
> Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:53 AM
> To: Discussion of precise voltage measurement
> Subject: Re: [volt-nuts] Fluke 735C - Information Needed
> As I recall, GE was first to commercialize the cylindrical sealed
> Nicad cells. They spun off their battery division to Gould, then to
> GATES... or some such memory muddled permutation like that...
> -Chuck Harris
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