Batteries 101

Submitted by reb on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 22:56

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Introduction

* THIS IS JUST AN ARTICLE STUB. TO BE COMPLETED AT A LATER DATE.
* This article is: Ultra-Simple educational overview of batteries for popular consumer devices, especially in digital cameras. What they are, made of, how they work, etc. This article is based out of California USA.
* This article is not: Lengthy. Official. Encyclopedia. Basically, this is my personal opinion, and weekend research, so there may be flaws here.
* Related Articles: None so far.


Popular Kinds of Batteries

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Consumer Electronics Using Batteries

* Car Battery
* Television Remote Control
* Digital Camera and Camcorder
* Cell Phone
* Radio Control Car
* Clock
* Power Failure Backup Batteries for Computers 


Battery Types, Broken Down

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Common Battery Terminology

* Terminal
* Rechargable


Misc Content

* 900mah stands for 900 miliamp hours. For digital cameras, the more the better.
* The 900 mAh battery has slightly more reserve capacity (approximately 5.8 % more) than the 850 mAh battery. This is a fairly negligible difference. 
* For consumer electronic applications, the best rechargeable battery types currently available (and affordable) are (from best to worst): Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Lithium Ion (LiOn), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), and Nickel Cadmium (NiCAD). Although lead acid batteries are also a type of rechargeable battery - these are rarely used in small consumer electronic devices/applications. Gel cell and Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries are special applications (variations) of lead-acid batteries.
* For non-rechargeable batteries, most any lithium formulation is better than 'heavy duty' zinc formulation batteries.


History

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Junk Content for Admin to Sift Through

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Popular Battery Manufacturers

Nerdy Technical Junk


Internet Resources

* Wikipedia, on Batteries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batteries
* Wikipedia, List of Battery Types: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_battery_types
* Wikipedia, List of Battery Sizes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_battery_sizes
* Wikipedia, on Battery Nomenclature: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_nomenclature
* Wikipedia, on Dry Cell Battery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_cell#Dry_cell
* mPowerUK, on Battery Cell Chemistry: http://www.mpoweruk.com/chemistries.htm
* Battery University, has numerous articles: http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/
* HowStuffWorks, on Batteries: http://www.howstuffworks.com/battery.htm
* HowStuffWorks, on Lithium-ion Battery: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/lithium-ion-battery.htm
* Instructables projects for Batteries: http://www.instructables.com/pages/search/search.jsp?cx=partner-pub-1783560022203827:npr2q7v5m6t&cof=FORID:11&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=battery

Cost of Running Appliances

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Electricity Facts

* Needs to be confirmed: 75% of power produced in the US is fossil fuel driven.


Sources Cited

* See Internet Resources, and do your own research!

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