One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A primary electric cell with a cathode of cadmium amalgam and an electrolyte of saturated cadmium sulfate solution, used in laboratories as a standard of electromotive force.
- ‘Many devices are powered by nickel cadmium cells.’
- ‘The power capacity of nickel cadmium cells is not as high as some other battery types, but nickel cadmium cells are rechargeable, which reduces inspection costs.’
- ‘He worked many years for the company and knows just about everything there is to know about nickel cadmium cells.’
- ‘The endurance of nickel cadmium cells will be about half that of alkaline cells.’
- ‘Although the high power drain resistance properties of these cells particularly in cold operating conditions is not as good as the nickel cadmium cells and the life expectancy is usually 4-6 years, the cells offer weight and price advantages and make an ideal alternative for small lightweight underwater lamps for the travelling sport diver.’
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