# Understanding Battery rating

I need clarification regarding the rating of the battery shown in the below figure. I know battery ratings are given in Ah(Ampere-hour), but here it is given A/s. The picture is from "Linden's handbook of batteries" section on Thermal Batteries(Page No:21.14). So, what does 3400-A/s tells us?

• What does the reference $From Street^{19}$ point to? – Nick Alexeev Nov 5 '14 at 3:47
• It points to "Characteristics and Development Report of the MC3573 Thermal Battery" SAND82-0695,1983. But I couldn't find the whole document to study, just its abstract is available. – Janakiram Nov 5 '14 at 3:53
• Funny, a search for "SAND82-0695" gives this question as the top result. After 31 years, you're the only one talking about this paper in a searchable-text format. – Matt B. Nov 5 '14 at 5:04