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nicad

(ˈnaɪˌkæd)
n
(Chemistry) a rechargeable dry-cell battery with a nickel anode and a cadmium cathode
[C20: ni(ckel) + cad(mium)]

ni•cad

(ˈnaɪˌkæd) Trademark.
a brand of nickel-cadmium battery.
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Noun1.nicad - a rechargeable battery with a nickel cathode and a cadmium anode; often used in emergency systems because of its low discharge rate when not in use
storage battery, accumulator - a voltaic battery that stores electric charge
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They address mitigating challenges of safety, affordability, and availability; energy storage for commercial hybrid electric aircraft; an approach to addressing the dynamic power demands of advanced power electronics based-loads using an electrical accumulator unit; selecting, testing, installing, and certifying a battery for a typical commercial aircraft; nickel-cadmium battery performance; a total battery management system; the development of lithium-ion batteries for naval aviation applications; battery diagnostics and prognostics through a passive diagnostic device; and analysis and control of energy storage with pulsed power loads.
Osaka, Aug 8, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Panasonic Corporation today announced the development of the industry's first*1 nickel-cadmium battery capable of charging and discharging at temperatures as low as -40 deg C (-40 deg F).
Airbus will use Lithium-Ion batteries for initial test flights due to start this year, but make the switch to the traditional and slightly heavier nickel-cadmium battery before the plane enters service.
Fumes from a lead-acid battery can cause a nickel-cadmium battery to discharge.
There is also the Explorer Cordless Frozen Concoction Maker, which is powered by an 18-volt nickel-cadmium battery, making it suitable for producing frozen beverages during tailgating parties or on boat trips.
MEPs introduced slightly tougher requirements on recycling than in the Council's common position: 65% of lead-acid batteries and accumulators and 75% of nickel-cadmium battery should be recycled.
An excerpt from an article printed in the summer 2003 issue of Mech (reprinted with permission from Touchdown-the Australian Navy Aviation Safety and Information Magazine) gave a good explanation of thermal runaway: "[It] is a condition in which the current for a fully charged nickel-cadmium battery rises out of proportion to the impressed-voltage level.
One of the most important changes in nickel-cadmium battery recycling in recent years has been the installation of the cadmium recovery plant at the Inmetco facility in Ellwood City, Pa.
Sanyo has been a leader in the development of nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries since it developed a sealed nickel-cadmium battery in 1963.
In the nickel-cadmium battery segment, after having reached a peak in 1994, production also decreased, falling 21% in 1996 compared to the preceding year.
The Expresswriter retails for $499, excluding a 10-ounce, nickel-cadmium battery that lists for $125.
In addition, unlike the nickel-cadmium battery the rocking-chair battery can be short-circuited and totally discharged without being destroyed, he notes.