Many of the types and
packaging styles of batteries of yesterday are nothing like those of today. Back
then, a lot of battery packages had square corners, whereas nowadays they tend
to be round. The individual cells inside the "square" batteries were usually
round, however, because rather than using heat shrinkable tubing to hold the
entire parallel and/or series groupings together, they were inserted into
rectangular cardboard boxes. Being free to shift around in the box made
inter-cell connections vulnerable to vibration and shock, so failure rates were
higher than experienced now in tightly restrained cells in shrink tubing.
Inter-cell connection failure was a big problem with model airplanes when
batteries contained in boxes were subject to sometimes violent vibration coming
from rough-running engines - often augmented by a poorly balanced propeller. To
make matters worse, in the very early days of model aviation, "wet" cells of the
lead-acid types were used to provide high power needed for vacuum tube
receivers. In a crash or hard landing (often indistinguishable from one
another), the battery cases would break allowing acid to get on electronics and
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Posted August 10, 2022