Free and printable battery diagrams have been collected for you in high definition! A battery is a self-contained, chemical power pack that can produce a limited amount of electrical energy wherever it’s needed. Unlike normal electricity, which flows to your home through wires that start off in a power plant, a battery slowly converts chemicals packed inside it into electrical energy, typically released over a period of days, weeks, months, or even years. The diagram provided below is the diagram of a dry battery.
The basic power unit inside a battery is called a cell, and it consists of three main bits. There are two electrodes (electrical terminals) and a chemical called an electrolyte in between them. For our convenience and safety, these things are usually packed inside a metal or plastic outer case. There are two more handy electrical terminals, marked with a plus (positive) and minus (negative), on the outside connected to the electrodes that are inside. The difference between a battery and a cell is simply that a battery consists of two or more cells hooked up so their power adds together.
There are two electrodes in every battery. The first one is known as the cathode, which connects to the positive end of the battery and is where the electrical current leaves (or electrons enter) the battery during discharge, which is when the battery is being used to power something. The other electrode, known as the anode, connects to the negative end of the battery and is where the electrical current enters (or electrons leave) the battery during discharge. The final part of a battery is called as the separator which has the role to keep the anode and the cathode separated from each other inside the battery.
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