History behind the battery

History behind the battery

Timeline of The History Behind the Battery

Below we have some interesting points on the history of the battery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How an electric car battery works

How an electric car battery works

How an Electric Car Battery Works

A car can be a wonderful thing. It takes you wherever you want to go, whenever you want to go there, even if those places aren’t served by public transportation. In fact, a lot of our modern lives would be negatively impacted if we didn’t have cars. Our cars get us to our jobs, grocery stores, schools or just to the mall. But as wonderful as they are to us, they also have some serious downfalls. Two of these downfalls are that they cost so much to maintain and they also pollute our atmosphere with noxious gases.

Air pollution has become a huge problem in many of our urban areas, and with the prices of gasoline at an all time high, the internal combustion engine might soon become a luxury that our society simply cannot afford.

Not many people would advocate giving up their cars all together, but is there not a way that we can have the power and convenience of an automobile without having the pollution and expense caused by burning gasoline? Fortunately for us, there is. Many of us are under the impression that the cars of the future will be powered not by gasoline but by electricity. In fact, these electric cars that are also known as EVs or just electric vehicles, are not so futuristic at all. . . Believe it or not, the electric vehicle has been around since the first half of the 19th century, however, even today in the 21st century, the internal combustion engines are still ruling. So why haven’t electric vehicles caught on?

The heart of an electric vehicle is its battery. Unlike batteries in motor cars, which mainly serve to start the engine and run things like the radio or air conditioner, the battery in an electric car runs everything. The most important aspect is that the battery runs a controller which then runs the electric motor, therefore it needs to be powerful and long-lasting enough to take the driver where they want to go with a minimum of recharging.

Thus, far no reliable, mass-producible batteries have been manufactured that could make an electric car competitive with a gas-powered car. However, this is beginning to change. Electric cars have now become realistic and are expected to start being produced by huge automobile manufacturers.

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Safety Benefits of Emergency Lighting

Emergency Lighting

Safety Benefits of Emergency Lighting

No matter the scope of your business enterprise, it is crucial to have exit signs and emergency lighting present. Both are part of a comprehensive safety system that keeps your staff, clients and your enterprise safe. Illuminated emergency signs offer several important benefits for any business, some of the benefits that an enterprise will experience by installing emergency lighting are:

 

 

 

 

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In the workplace safety of yourself and your employees is of paramount importance. Improve your overall safety ratings as well as the confidence in the work environment from your own employees by installing functional emergency lighting today. At just batteries, our industry experts can help assist in the purchase and installation of such emergency lighting for any type of business or home. Visit us today and see what emergency lighting solutions we have for you.

Everyday Items Made From Plastic Injection Moulding

Everyday Items Made From Plastic Injection Moulding

Plastic injection moulding may seem like a complicated concept to the consumer, but it’s the most common manufacturing method because of its efficiency and ability to create a plethora of everyday items. The everyday items we use that are made by injection moulding range from complex and intricate components to larger more simple objects.

We’ve listed a few of the most common things we use every day that are made from injection moulding systems below, and some you may be quite surprised by.

5 Common Injection Moulding Products

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Purchasing the Perfect Torch and Batteries

Purchasing the Perfect Torch and Batteries

Whence you have been camping, hiking, fishing or just taking the dog out for a walk, as soon as the sun goes down you’ll be in need of a flashlight or torch. Torches and flashlights come in various different forms and this guide may help you in choosing the correct torch or flashlight for your outing.

Battery Powered

Majority torches and flashlights are be powered by normal alkaline batteries. The kind of alkaline battery will mainly depend on the size of the torch or flashlight. Sizable spotlight torches for example will usually use D batteries, whilst the smaller torches or head torches are more likely to use AA or AAA batteries. The more modern torches may use CR123A batteries whilst some head torches will be powered by the smaller flat CR2016 batteries.

Rechargeable

Rechargeable torches and flashlights are increasingly favored. A rechargeable torch will be powered by lithium-ion batteries that can be recharged through the plugs in your home/work or in a car with the right adapter. As a rechargeable torch/flashlight needs a power source to recharge, and they have a reduced use time when compared to battery powered torches, they might not be fitting if you intend to use them for an entire evening out camping.

LED Torches

LED lights are low energy bulbs; they are more efficient and cost-effective than standard bulbs which equals to a longer burn time. They are also brighter than traditional bulbs, producing a whiter and brighter light. Cree LED light chips are more efficient still, last longer and are extremely brighter, but the down fall is it produces more heat. Power LED lights are similar to Cree LED lights, a more powerful version of normal LEDs. LED bulbs can also be in different colours.

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Gauging the Lifespan of your Batteries

Gauging the Lifespan of your Batteries

Being able to proactively replace batteries before they run out will make your life a lot more convenient, but isn’t always that easy to get right. Firstly, battery products differ in terms of their lifespans, which is further affected by their expectations on performance, and which appliances or devices they are meant to power. So, to give you the tools to be able to better tell when they will be depleted so that you can act in good time, here is some information that will help you understand the life-cycle of the battery.

Measuring the capacity of a battery

Units of battery capacity are generally measured and set out by manufacturers in terms of how much energy it is capable of storing. This can be measured as watt-hours (Wh), kilowatt-hours (kWh), or ampere \-hours (Ahr). The type of measurement depends on the overall capacity of the battery, with Wh measuring smaller capacities and Ahr measuring those with extremely high ones, and can be represented as follows:

1Wh = 1 watt per hour

1kWh = 1 kilowatt per hour

1Ahr – 1 ampere per hour.

Understanding a battery’s life-cycle

Particularly when it comes to recyclable batteries, their lifespan is generally measured in terms of charge and discharge cycles, which is otherwise known as its cycle life. This is measured in terms of how many cycles a battery can reach in terms of charges and discharges, before it falls to below 80% of its original capacity. The number of charge cycles that a battery can support before falling below 80% and becoming noticeably less effective, will of course vary depending on battery types, manufacturers and their application.

Calculating Amp hours

To calculate a required battery life depending on the voltage of the device being powered, one must look at its capacity in terms of amp hours, and see how it is being used. The formula looks like this:

Wattage=Amps x Voltage

So, if we take a 100-Ahr battery, and we plan on using it for 20 hours, we could essentially say that it would be providing 5amps per hour, for the duration of its use. So, for a 12-volt battery, the formula would look like this:

Wattage= 100 amperes x 12 volts

The watt hours would therefore equal 1200, or 1,2kWh.

We now divide the total 1200-watt hours up by the expected operation time which is 20 hours, and find that it operates at 60-watt hours for its duration.

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Using Batteries Safely

Using batteries safely

Batteries of all shapes and sizes form an integral part of our daily life, whether they power our phones to enable communication, keep the clock on the wall running, or are being used in appliances in and outside of the home, there is no denying that we all use them at some point or another. Though as useful and necessary as they are for our daily lives, they do come with their own sets of dangers. Which is why, as an end-user of a battery product, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with how to use them safely. Doing so will not only keep your family and appliances protected, but will also let you do your part for lessening humanity’s impact on the planet.

So, to help you be a responsible battery user, here are a few simple tips on how to use them safely:

Storing Batteries

When storing batteries, it is a good idea to keep them in their original protective packaging until they are needed. This will help you keep them separated according to make and age, allowing you to easily identify which ones are okay for you to use. When storing rechargeable batteries, be sure to check their charge regularly to ensure they are still functional.

Avoid storing them in hot locations such as in the car or anywhere with excessive sunlight; they should remain at, or below room temperature to ensure that they can be used safely later on. Be sure too to keep them out of humid or damp environments to eliminate the chance of galvanic corrosion or rust, while ensuring that they are not being interfered with by any electrical conduction.

Using them appropriately

Be sure to source batteries only from trusted brands and battery manufacturers and suppliers to ensure that you are using a quality product that can be used safely, while only using the appropriate type of battery to power appliances. When a battery is depleted, to avoid leakage or damage, it should be replaced immediately, and disposed of properly. Batteries that are not specifically labelled as rechargeable should never be charged, and under no circumstances (even after depletion) should they be given to young children, or left in places where they can be easily accessed by them.

Disposing of batteries properly

Never crush or burn a discarded battery, since this could result in ruptures or leakages of battery acid which may be corrosive and pose a danger of toxicity or contamination. Batteries thrown into fires may even pose a risk of explosion. While normal batteries are fine to dispose of with general household waste, rechargeable ones should rather be recycled.

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