A battery system for battery powered vehicles which utilize valve-regulated, lead-acid cells, each cell being of the type that includes multiple positive and negative plates with separators therebetween assembled in a separate casing having exterior terminals outside the casing whereby the cells may be electrically interconnected. The flexible walls of the cells bulge outwardly when initially filled with electrolyte and uncompressed. The system includes a battery housing having at least one restraint extending horizontally between and attached to the side walls of the housing for preventing the bowing thereof, the restraint dividing the housing into at least two sections.

Title
Battery cell tray assembly and system
Application Number
EP20010986046 20011115
Publication Number
1344263 (A2)
Application Date
November 15, 2001
Publication Date
September 17, 2003
Assignee
Douglas Battery Mfg Company
US
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