Marconi's Transatlantic Telegraph Service

Standby Battery

Marconi Towers, Cape Breton Island
Nova Scotia

Figure 9

12,000-volt standby battery, Marconi Towers, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Figure 9
Standby Battery, Marconi Towers
This battery could supply the station with power
for several hours if the generators failed.
The twelve kilovolt battery contained
six thousand large cells and stored about
five hundred kilowatt-hours of energy.

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