Britishvolt News

Britishvolt is in discussions to sell a controlling ownership to a group of investors. The business has been attempting to collect money to construct a £3.8 billion battery gigafactory in the northeast of England for months. After receiving several million pounds from investor Glencore and imposing temporary salary reductions on personnel, the firm narrowly escaped […]

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How to fix a drained AGM leisure battery

AGM leisure batteries have a number of advantages over standard batteries, including faster charging and better tolerance to not being used for a while. But if your AGM battery does go flat, is there a way to bring it back to life? It is possible, but it’s risky, as we’ll explore below. AGM (Absorbed Glass […]

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Dry Cell

A dry cell is a type of electrochemical cell that was developed in the 19th century. A dry cell uses a chemical reaction between the electrodes and the electrolyte. These cells consist of low-moisture electrolytes in a paste form. A dry cell battery is a type of electric battery that is used in portable electronic […]

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Zinc Carbon Battery

The technology behind zinc carbon batteries dates back to 1866 and the invention of a wet cell by Georges Leclanche. This makes it one of the oldest types of battery still in general use. The contemporary version is a single-use, non-rechargeable dry battery which delivers 1.5 volts per cell. How are they made? The structure […]

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Frog Battery

This type of battery is exactly as its name suggests. It was developed in the 18th century as a method of storing usable energy based on the belief that electricity was generated solely by living creatures. An Italian physicist discovered that the muscles in the legs of dead frogs would twitch on the application of […]

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How much solar power do I need for my leisure battery?

For those looking to power their caravan, camper van or camping appliances such as lights, a television, oven, kettle and so forth, a solar panel can deliver the dream of free electricity and make self-sustainability a reality. First however, you need to ensure that the battery that you buy will be suitably sized to power […]

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Can I power a 12V fridge off a leisure battery?

There may be occasions, such as when you’re camping, caravanning or mobile catering, that you need to be able to power a fridge on the go. A leisure battery can indeed be used to power a 12V fridge. However, for exactly how long that fridge can be powered will depend on a number of different […]

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How to charge a leisure battery from a van battery while driving

If you enjoy spending your free time caravanning or exploring new places in a motorhome, knowing the best way to care for and maintain your vehicle and its equipment is vital. And learning a few tips and tricks along the way, such as how to charge up your leisure battery whilst on the move, can […]

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Galvanic Cell

Galvanic Cell

A galvanic cell is a specific type of electrochemical cell that is commonly used to supply electric current. Named after the renowned scientists Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Voltais, it does this by transferring electrons via a redox reaction. A redox reaction is a type of chemical reaction that involves the transferring of electrons between two […]

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Earth Battery

Earth Battery

Originally invented in 1841 by a scientist called Alexander Bain, the Earth Battery works by harnessing the electrical power of the earth to deliver an electrical charge. Alexander Bain was attempting to power telegraph lines when he discovered that burying a pair of electrodes made from different metals in damp ground or in water allowed […]

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