In electricity, a battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.

In electricity, a battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.

There are two types of batteries:

  • Primary batteries (disposable batteries), which are designed to be used once and discarded
  • Secondary batteries (rechargeable batteries), which are designed to be recharged and used multiple times. Batteries come in many sizes, from miniature cells used to power hearing aids and wristwatches to battery banks the size of rooms that provide standby power for telephone exchanges and computer data centers.
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