First Battery Depassivation sequence
Date: 19 September 2004
Depicts: Current and voltage during battery depassivation
This plot shows the battery current and voltage for the five Lithium batteries on-board the Huygens probe during the first battery depassivation test.
During the test the depassivating layer that develops naturally over time is removed from the batteries by connecting them to a load for a short period of time. Removing the layer is necessary for later usage of the batteries.
Last Update: 1 September 2019