BATTERIES: GENERAL


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BATTERIES: GENERAL
BATTERIES: GENERAL140. An electric battery is a device for producing an emf by chemical means. When such a source of emf is connected to a closed electric circuit, chemical energy is transformed into electrical energy. An emf will be produced by chemical means whenever two dissimilar solid conductors are immersed in a conducting liquid. The solid conductors are called electrodes, and the conducting liquid is called the electrolyte. Such a combination of chemical resulting in the production of an emf is called a voltaic cell. A battery may consist of a single cell or a combination of cells. The voltage of a cell depends upon the material of the electrodes and the electrolyte and is independent of the dimensions of the cell. The current and power capacity of a cell are, …
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Terrell Croft; Frederic P. Hartwell; Wilford I. Summers: American Electricians' Handbook, Sixteenth Edition. BATTERIES: GENERAL, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export