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1. (WO2017134507) BATTERY
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Claims

1. A battery including:

a casing having an inner surface defining a chamber in which an electrolyte is disposed therein;

a conductive lining disposed within the chamber adjacent the inner surface of the casing, the conductive lining being configured for electrical communication with a first battery terminal; a permeable separator sheet disposed between the electrolyte and the conductive surface;

a conductive rod having a first end configured for electrical communication with a second battery terminal, and, a second end configured for contacting with the electrolyte;

an opening disposed in the casing;

a sealing member configured for arrangement between at least a sealed position which restricts ingress of a liquid into the chamber via the opening, and, an unsealed position which allows ingress of a liquid into the chamber via the opening and into contact with the electrolyte so as to allow a potential difference to be produced between the first and second battery terminals; and

at least one spacing element configured for spacing the electrolyte apart from the conductive lining within the chamber whereby the liquid is able to pass between the electrolyte and the conductive surface.

2. A battery as claimed in claim 1 including a biasing means for urging the conductive lining and the first battery terminal into electrical communication with each other.

3. A battery as claimed in claim 2 wherein the biasing means includes a silicone pad.

4. A battery as claimed in claims 1 or 2 wherein the casing includes an electrically-insulative material.

5. A battery as claimed in claim 4 wherein the electrically insulative material includes a polymeric material.

6. A battery as claimed in claim 5 wherein the polymeric material includes at least one of a monopolymer, a copolymer, a mixed polymer blend, a thermoplastic material, a thermoset material, PE, PP, PVC, PVA, EVA, PEEL, PMMA , PTFE and any combination thereof.

7. A battery as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 5 wherein the casing is extrusion moulded or injection moulded.

8. A battery as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 6 wherein the electrolyte includes compressed electrolyte powder.

9. A battery as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 8 wherein the conductive surface includes a zinc material.

10. A battery including:

a casing having an inner surface defining a chamber in which an electrolyte is disposed therein;

a conductive surface disposed within the chamber adjacent the inner surface of the casing, the conductive surface being configured for electrical communication with a first battery terminal; a permeable separator sheet disposed between the electrolyte and the conductive surface;

a conductive rod having a first end configured for electrical communication with a second battery terminal, and, a second end configured for contact with the electrolyte;

an opening disposed in the casing;

a sealing member configured for arrangement between at least a sealed position which restricts ingress of a liquid into the chamber via the opening, and, an unsealed position which allows ingress of a liquid into the chamber via the opening and into contact with the electrolyte so as to cause a potential difference to be produced between the first and second battery terminals; and

a biasing member configured for urging the conductive surface and the first battery terminal into electrical communication with each other.

11. A battery as claimed in claim 10 wherein the biasing member includes a silicone pad.

12. A battery as claimed in claims 10 or 11 including at least one spacing element configured for spacing the electrolyte apart from the conductive lining within the chamber whereby the liquid is able to pass between the electrolyte and the conductive surface.

13. A battery as claimed in any one of claims 10 to 12 wherein the casing includes an electrically-insulative material.

14. A battery as claimed in claim 13 wherein the electrically insulative material includes a polymeric material.

15. A battery as claimed in claim 14 wherein the polymeric material includes at least one of a monopolymer, a copolymer, a mixed polymer blend, a thermoplastic material, a thermoset material, PE, PP, PVC, PVA, EVA, PEEL, PMMA , PTFE and any combination thereof.

16. A battery as claimed in any one of claims 10 to 15 wherein the casing is extrusion moulded or injection moulded.

17. A battery as claimed in any one of claims 10 to 16 wherein the electrolyte includes compressed electrolyte powder.

18. A battery as claimed in any one of claims 10 to 17 wherein the conductive surface includes a zinc material.