Batteries in Deep Sea Submarine

Batteries in Deep Sea Submarine

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Caption: These lead acetate batteries are packed in oil to resist the extreme pressures at the bottom of the sea. This is one of the two sets of batteries used in the Pisces IV, a three-person, battery-powered submersible with a maximum operating depth of 2000 meters (6,280 feet). This vehicle allows scientists to observe the deep sea through multiple ports, video records, instrument placement, and sample collecting. This sub is maintained by the University of Hawaii.

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