Monthly Archives: January 2015

Primary Batteries

The growth has been in secondary batteries (rechargeable) but non-rechargeable or primary batteries are equally important. They continue to fill an important niche market in applications such as wristwatches, remote controls, electric keys and children’s toys. Primary batteries also assist

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Building Blocks of a Battery

An electrochemical battery consists of a cathode, anode and electrolyte that acts as catalyst. When charging, a buildup of electrons forms on the anode, creating a voltage potential between the anode and the cathode. Release is by a passing current

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Battery and Other Power Sources

Discover how the battery surpasses other power sources on readiness and efficiency but lacks on longevity and cost. One hears about wonderful improvements in battery technologies, each offering distinct advantages, but none provides a fully satisfactory solution to today’s power

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Getting to know the Battery

Recognize the strength of the battery and learn how to live with its weakness. Nature offers many ways to produce power. Most occurs through combustion, mechanical movement and photosynthesis as in a solar cell. The energy generation of the battery

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Battery Advancements

    Batteries advance on two fronts, and these developments reflect themselves in increased specific energy for longer runtimes and improved specific power for good power delivery on demand. Figure 2 illustrates the energy and power densities of lead acid,

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