Seawater Battery with Al-Cu, Zn-Cu, Gal-Cu Electrodes for Fishing Lamp

Sugeng Hari Wisudo, Adi Susanto, Mulyono Sumitro Baskoro, Mochammad Riyanto, Fis Purwangka


The key problem in application of seawater battery is lies on the expensive cost of anode material manufacture, especially for fishing activity. Seawater battery with common electrode such as Al-Cu, Zn-Cu, Gal-Cu are expected for selecting fixed lift net application through innovation of Light Emmitting Diode (LED) fishing lamp. This research is evaluated the performance of seawater battery with various common electrodes to drive LED lamp during discharge process. Laboratory experiment was conducted on December 2016 to January 2017, in order to measure potential and current output of aluminium (Al), zinc (Zn), and galvalume (Gal) anode of seawater battery without load and load condition. The results showed the zinc anode had the higher performance in term of voltage and current output than galvalume and alumunium anode. The maximum power output of zinc (704.17 mW) was not significantly different with galvalume (726.41 mW), nevertheless these have a significant different with aluminium (175.75 mW). It was evident that the performance of seawater battery was affected by anode matter. Zinc and galvalume were sufficient enough to be developed as seawater battery anode due to their higher number of potential, current and power output. Further development of seawater battery with DC/DC converter and Dual in-line Package (DIP) LED is appropriate enough for the new innovation of an effective and efficient fishing lamp for lift net fisheries.


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anode; cathode; electricity; lift net; seawater battery

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