5E40.XX Sample Batteries

Concepts

Electrochemical cells, battery types and sizes

Overview

The sample batteries demonstrate the range of battery types and sizes.

The batteries can be passed around a small to medium sized classroom. In a large lecture hall, they can be viewed under a document camera.

Details

Equipment

  • [1] Various batteries

Script

  1. Show the batteries one by one and discuss the properties of each.

 

Additional Resources

References

  • PIRA 5E40.XX

Disclaimer

  • Don't attempt this at home!

Last revised

  • 2019

Technicals

  • The large battery with spring terminals is a 6 V lantern battery.
  • Interestingly, the 9 V battery is composed of six 1.5-V cells wired in series.

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