A Complete Guide to the Different Parts of a Battery
Batteries are a common part of someone's day. Whether you're hopping in your car to go to work, turning on your TV, or using a piece of life-saving equipment as an EMT, all of these devices operate off batteries.
Let's take a look at all the parts of a battery to see how a simple battery can be the difference between life and death.
Parts of a Battery
First, let's break down the individual parts of a basic battery to understand the baseline.
The first piece of a battery is called the cell. Inside the cell are two electrical terminals.
Also located inside the cell is a liquid called an electrolyte. No, we're not talking about Gatorade here!
For safety, these items are packed in some sort of outer shell, typically made of plastic or metal. On the outside of the shell are two ends, a positive (marked with a plus sign) and negative (marked with a minus sign). These are actually a second electrical terminal that is connected to the internal terminal.
These 2 sets of terminals combine to create the power of the battery. When the battery is connected to a circuit (for example: placed into a TV remote), the electrolyte liquid inside the battery starts reacting to the circuit creating a tiny electrical current which is the power source.
A neat fact about these electrical terminals, the positive and negative sides are created of differing metals. One "likes" to produce the current, and one "likes" to receive it.
Types of Batteries
There are tons of different types of batteries, and luckily we offer a wide variety including emergency equipment batteries and their accessories, automotive batteries, and watch batteries just to name a few.
Alkaline batteries are one of the most recognizable types on the market today. These are the batteries you'll most commonly use in your everyday life. They are broken down in the AA, AAA, C, & D sizes that most people keep stock off in their homes.
Rechargeable lithium batteries are another highly recognizable type for most people. These batteries are used in devices that will be charged over and over again, such as in flashlights.
For a more in-depth look into 17 additional types of batteries, please feel free to take a look here.
Batteries Made Conveniently
In today's world, the days seem to go by faster and faster. Everyone is looking for online shopping alternatives to the typical storefront that takes them away from whatever else they need to be doing. With a simple search and click, buying batteries has never been easier!
Here at Warehouse Battery Outlet, we strive to provide you with any battery you could ever need with the simplicity of online shopping. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
We provide a wide array of products other than batteries, including flashlights for every application including emergency personnel, small flashlights to throw in your bag, and even military-grade flashlights. We have something for everyone!