The Famous Six Types of Batteries

Batteries are an irreplaceable part of our lives since our lives orbit around electricity and electrical devices that are powered by these batteries. They are devices that comprise of one or more electrochemical cells (that generate current and power from a chemical reaction between two different substances rather than mechanical movement) with external connections to provide the generated electrical energy to the suitable electrical devices. While the purpose and motive of a battery are singular, there is a wide range of different types of batteries that are produced commercially for various applications. These batteries differ from each other in the matters of sizes, longevity, energy density, the technology they utilize for generating power, and the cost of production or purchase.

From the plethora of varying styles and functions, here are six of the most commonly used batteries: lead-acid, alkaline, NiMH, NiCd, Li-ion, and LiPo.

Lead-Acid Batteries

The lead-acid battery is the oldest type of rechargeable battery, which was invented by Gaston Plante in 1859. It is bulky and requires considerably more space than other batteries. However, the huge surge currents that the battery is able to provide indicates that, despite the low energy-to-weight and energy-to-volume ratios, the power-to-weight ratio of the lead-acid battery is relatively large. Moreover, the cost of production of a lead-acid battery is significantly lower than other batteries providing the same amount of power.

Therefore, lead-acid batteries are the most economical batteries for large power applications where the weight of the battery is of little concern.

Applications

The most common application of these batteries is in the automobile industry, where they are used for starting, lighting and ignition (SLI) purposes in cars. Lead-acid batteries are also used as large emergency power backups in computer centers, for grid energy storage, and to power sump pumps in case of power failures.

Alkaline Batteries

Alkaline batteries are one of the more common batteries that are available in different shapes and sizes for different devices. Although rechargeable versions of this battery are an invention of the recent times, the first of alkaline batteries have been present since 1899.

They are a type of primary battery dependent on the chemical reaction between zinc (Zn) and manganese (IV) oxide (MnO2) due to the difference between the electronegativities of the two substances.

These batteries have a comparatively higher energy density and longer shelf-life than its predecessors called Leclanche cells. The typical values of voltage and current supplied by a single alkaline cell are 1.5V and 700mA.

Applications

Alkaline batteries are the most common batteries in our daily lives that power a huge number of small household electronic devices. To name a few of them, they include MP3 players, CD players, digital cameras, radios, and many toys.

NiMH Batteries

The NiMH batteries are an acronym for nickel-metal hydride batteries. The positive electrode of the cell (anode) undergoes a similar reaction to the anode of a nickel cadmium battery, but the negative electrode (cathode) uses a hydrogen-absorbing alloy instead of cadmium. The capacity of a NiMH battery can be two to three times the capacity of a NiCd battery of equal size, while the energy density of NiMH batteries can be equal to that of Li-ion batteries.

This provides the NiMH battery a higher energy density than a NiCd battery but at the expense of a reduced charge/discharge cycle life.

Applications

The rechargeable NiMH batteries have replaced NiCd batteries in many applications. They are usually available in AA batteries. These batteries are used in several consumer electronics as well as in electric vehicles such as Honda EV Plus and Vectrix Scooter. Many hybrid vehicles also use them, such as Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid.

NiCd Batteries

The NiCd batteries are the short form of nickel-cadmium batteries, a type of rechargeable battery that utilizes nickel oxide hydroxide (NiOOH) and metallic cadmium as electrodes.

The wet-cell nickel cadmium batteries were invented in 1899, but these rechargeable batteries lost a significant amount of market share in the 1990s due to the popular growth of other rechargeable batteries such as Li-ion batteries and NiMH batteries.

The sizes of NiCd batteries vary significantly and are produced from portable sealed types interchangeable with carbon-zinc dry cells to large ventilated cells for standby power and motive power. The advantage that they provide is a greater charge/discharge cycle life compared to other batteries.

Applications

Sealed type NiCd cells can be used individually as well as assembled into battery packs. The small batteries are used for portable devices and toys.

Li-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are different than other batteries in how they function. While other batteries use the motion of electrons for electricity, Li-ion batteries are a type of rechargeable battery in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and in the reverse direction when charging. Although it is a metal, lithium ions are negatively charged, explaining why the electricity is produced by the motion of ions. These batteries use an intercalated lithium compound as one electrode material compared to the metallic lithium used in a non-rechargeable lithium battery.

Applications

Li-ion batteries are common in many home electronics that require the capacity of a rechargeable battery to function. Due to their high energy densities, tiny memory effect, and low self-discharge, they are frequently used in cellphones and laptops.

LiPo Batteries

LiPo is the acronym of lithium polymer batteries that are another type of rechargeable batteries with the lithium-ion technology. LiPo batteries come in soft packages or pouches, which make them lighter and less rigid. These cells share the same history as other Li-ion batteries and, similarly, they went under rigorous research in the 1980s. The name “lithium polymer” (LiPo) is widespread among users of radio-controlled models, for which it may indicate a single cell or a battery pack with cells connected in series or parallel.

Applications

Due to the light weight and a battery charge/discharge cycle life similar to Li-ion cell, LiPo batteries are frequently used in radio-controlled aircraft. Along with them, it is also used in many electric vehicles.

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Victron Energy – Energy Anytime Anywhere.

Victron Energy MPPT charger - R3500

Victron Energy MPPT charger – R3500

Why do we mention you this brand here?

Of course, this is because Victron Energy the prestige brand out of all the brand manufacturing battery for us.

The Archway Wildlife Rehabilitation INC Ltd supply the UK’s leading name in Marine, Telecom and Off Grid Inverters and Chargers.

Victron Energy supply many major UK manufacturers with quality products and at the Archway Wildlife Rehabilitation INC we supply any requirements you have for your Boats, Solar Panel back up, Telecoms and much more with the leading brand name of Victron Energy.

Here are 2 types of Victron Energy that we use without any worry about their quality

Hybrid systems

If the sun is your only available source of energy, the choice becomes simpler. You will choose a solar system in order to meet your demand for energy. If there are more sources available, these could support your solar system. Because the fact is, that the sun isn’t always able to entirely cover your energy demand. A solar system is often supported by a generator set or a wind generator. These energy sources can make certain that the solar deficit is covered.

Designing combinations such as these, which include several energy sources, is what Victron Energy does best.

Victron Energy products are being used in all off-grid and grid-connected systems. For example, oil platforms and private houses and autonomous buildings.

Some of Victron’s largest customers include.

Marine market.

Whether you sail for fun or on a professional basis, it is of the utmost importance to have a reliable power supply for all the electrical equipment to properly function, even in the middle of the sea. Victron Energy offers a broad range of products that are extremely suitable for your onboard power system.

Victron Energy products are used in various kinds of vessels: sailing yachts, cruise ships, motor boats sloops, tugboats and container ships. The Archway Wildlife Rehabilitation INC can supply you Victron Energy modern translation for freedom and independence.

Why did North shore choose Victron?

Product quality, worldwide service, competitive pricing and the technical superiority of the product range are all factors that have influenced their decision.

During this time, the installation is not connected to the grid. In the evening and when there is no or little sun, the Quattro’s are supplying the loads with energy from the batteries.

When the battery bank is discharged less than 60%, the Quattro enable the grid to recharge the batteries and power the loads.

Some of the leading products Victron Energy can offer include:

  • Battery Monitors
  • Chargers
  • Inverters
  • Battery Isolators and Combiners
  • Isolation and Auto Transformers
  • Multi-power
  • Solar Power
  • Alternators
  • DC Distribution Systems
  • Panels and System Monitoring
  • Battery Protect

Alright, this is all must-know information that you should know about this Victron Energy. The information mentioned is expected to be helpful for those who want to figure out the products that Victron Energy make…

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Note on JAT reservation Agitation

JATAm I JAT?

Yes I am a JAT and I am really proud of that I belongs to that community. I know what is the real meaning of JAT. We serve on borders just to make sure that a common Indian can sleep well in their homes. We can grow crops even on unfertilized land with our hard work so that every Indian can get food on time. We never leave our friends in between when they need our help. We are fighters, we are brave hearts, we are hard workers, we are soldiers, we are farmers but we are not thieves.
Even in town we so called well educated person do not allow any stranger in our home but went to any JAT house in any village even in night they will give you space inside their home, they will offer you food, they will help you in every possible way. Even today’s situation if any of your relative stuck in Jam just ask them to go to near by village and stay there. So I am proud of being a JAT.

Am I in support of reservation?

NO I am not in favor of cast base reservation. But if every cast is benefited with this shit then why not JAT.
Second, So should it be based on financial criteria. Yes it should be but first end reservation of all cast and then give it to needed one.

Truth of JAT reservation Agitation:

It was a peaceful initially but why it turned violent after 5 days?

Regular provocation by BJP MP Rajkumar saini. JAT lawyers who were doing peaceful protest were beaten by saini 35 biradari sena. Then they stone JAT leader shri chotu ram statue. After that they were beaten up by JAT student. On the same night students in collage hostels beaten by police so student gathered from all hostels and beat police. On next day when everything was under control then police opened the fire and shoot in head a student. After that it turned violent. I am not in support of any destruction or any violence. But every destruction was not done by JAT but now media is showing that everything is done by JAT.

We are not like that what you are thinking. Before coming to any conclusions read the history of JAT and know the truth.

Prayer to my JAT brother: Please stop this all and stop them also who are doing destruction in our state and defaming our community.

Jai Hind!

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An Important Guide for Travelers

Parting

Traveling is a great excuse for throwing a huge party and inviting all your friends. Not only such an occasion brings joy but is excellent for letting all your friends know individually that you are leaving for a trip abroad and sending them farewells in advance.  Rather than indulging in sadness, revel in the happy atmosphere.

Keep contacts

Always keep the contact numbers, email addresses and phone numbers of your pals and family with you as you must need these addresses to share both your happy and sad moments, with a close knit circle of your friends and family, because without relishing these moments, traveling is not fun.

Travelling Alone

Countries like New Zealand, USA, Canada and Australia are the most common backpacker countries and these are regarded safe for traveling alone. If you travel alone, there is nothing better but to know the people of a different country, to know their cultures, traditions and manners is so much fun in traveling and one shouldn’t miss such an opportunity. It is also advisable to mingle with other backpackers as to know what they are up to and this way, you’ll be able to shrug off the traveling alone blues.

Auto is the Best Choice

Public transportation is not much of a help and not much widely spread in some countries, so it is better to rent an auto because you won’t be limited to any strict timetables or routes. An auto will take you wherever you want and whenever you prefer plus you can schedule your own lunch or any other stopping hours.

Gather Useful Facts

Internet is your best friends to do away with all your traveling related problems and plaguing questions. So, collect all information you can get on traveling that will come in handy for you while on your way to a long trip abroad.

Be Organized

Plan all the things you must do and plot them on how to achieve them. A checklist of all the things that need to be done will come in very useful and once a particular task is done, you will be able to tick off that task from your checklist. A checklist will be amazing for keeping you prepared.

Save Data

When you are traveling, make sure to keep with all the data that is required for traveling such as your passport, insurance, driving license, references, banking documents and much more, saved in your email inbox and also in your drop box profile. This way, there will be minor chances of losing any important information and a floppy disk will also come in very convenient. There are other online portals as well which let you save your crucial documents for a little monthly fee.

Planning

Know the distances carefully. Countries like Canada, USA and Australia are gigantic in size and one gets perplexed with the distances. So, whenever you head to a place, be in the knowhow of where that particular area is located and plan your journey likewise.

Nightly Traveling

If you fancy traveling to long distances, it will be good for you to prepare yourself for a journey in a train, bus or a plane because long distances call for sleeping as well, and you should plot for such an accommodation where you can sleep peacefully overnight. Such a strategy won’t only be pleasurable, but will save extra costs and treasured hours as well.

Travelling Luggage

It should be kept in mind that generally only 20kg luggage is allowed for traveling in a plane but I think the Emirates allows for 30kg, whatever maybe, keep your luggage weight in check and make sure tags like your name, email, phone, address should be put on your bag as not to lose it. Before heading on a journey with a backpack, lock the unfastened straps. To see particular packing guide information, search the internet and you will find many ways of packing light.

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