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Newfangled Electric Battery

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 14 October 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A wet cell battery has a liquid electrolyte. Other names are flooded cell, since the liquid covers all internal parts, or vented cell, since gases produced during operation can escape to the air. Wet cells were a precursor to dry cells and are commonly used as a learning tool for electrochemistry. It is often built with common laboratory supplies, such as beakers, for demonstrations of how electrochemical cells work. A particular type of wet cell known as a concentration cell is important in understanding corrosion. Wet cells may be primary cells (non-rechargeable) or secondary cells (rechargeable). Originally, all practical primary batteries such as the Daniell cell were built as open-topped glass jar wet cells. Other primary wet cells are the Leclanche cell, Grove cell, Bunsen cell, Chromic acid cell, Clark cell, and Weston cell.

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Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is very nice to learn how the battery works.

14 Oct 2012 5:42am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

This is alchemy on a scale I've never seen before :-)

14 Oct 2012 6:52am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot and a superb science lesson Eric

14 Oct 2012 7:16am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super image

14 Oct 2012 7:59am

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Interesting story of the evolution of batteries. Let's hope it continues since the problem with electric cars' limited driving range still is unsolved.

14 Oct 2012 8:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid shoot and interesting lesson

14 Oct 2012 8:44am

franz from Baden, Austria

great info to go with this documentary shot! again, i'm amazed at how fast things have developed ...
a big thanks to the "pioneers" ...

14 Oct 2012 9:03am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

J'aime beaucoup les tonalités sur cette prise ou comment rendre belle une batterie !

14 Oct 2012 9:11am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Très intéressant et rare !

14 Oct 2012 10:18am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot and nice explanation. Very interesting, Eric! :)

14 Oct 2012 10:51am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Eric, gute Info zu dem schönen Foto.

14 Oct 2012 12:03pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très belle ta photo!!!! j'aime beaucoup les couleurs!!!!

14 Oct 2012 1:01pm

tataray from france, France

Explications parfaites... Belle image.)

14 Oct 2012 1:04pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Jolies teintes pour cette image documentaire et bien expliquée.

14 Oct 2012 2:05pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Génaiel compo et iamge quel objet superbe compo.

14 Oct 2012 2:43pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Not easy to handle ,these batteries...great shot.

14 Oct 2012 2:59pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine battery shot and very interesting and informative explanation.

14 Oct 2012 3:02pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice image...well known of information for here....:-)

14 Oct 2012 4:12pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Interesting detail!

14 Oct 2012 4:57pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

je découvre aussi cet appareil où je croyais à un radiateur

14 Oct 2012 5:03pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Years ago I carried a smaller version of a secondary lead acid cell to power my flashgun!

14 Oct 2012 5:21pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing and tones and thank you for the text .

14 Oct 2012 5:32pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautifully sculptural, textural image. That takes precedence for me over will see how I am drawn to the charm of functional pieces when you see my shot for today !! Glad you are safely home !!

14 Oct 2012 8:14pm

Baldwin from Venezuela

Excellent shot of this interesting battery and great information ...

14 Oct 2012 9:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great image and interesting information.

15 Oct 2012 12:40am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great shot of this interesting battery.

15 Oct 2012 11:43pm

1/45 second
ISO 1600
57 mm (35mm equiv.)