Do you want the short version or the long version? I do a simplified description in my hub page on How do Solar Panels Work. The short version is that all batteries have one thing in common-- they have an area where there are too many electrons and an area where there too few electrons. When these two areas are connected the electrons flow from the negative where there are too many electrons to the positive where there are too few electrons. What makes batteries different from each other is how they create this situation of too many and too few electrons. Most of them do it by chemical reactions.
If for some reason you wanted a real technical explanation I could do this but I would have to know the exact kind of battery in order to explain the fine details.
It is estimated that batteries have now been with man for more than 500 years. The earliest documented methods of generating electricity were by generating a static charge. It was not until the year 1800 that a guy called Volta invented a battery... read more
by Edward Zhang 15 months ago
Does it really kill your car battery to jump someone else's car?I heard that you may be doing harm to your own car's battery by helping someone jump start their car. Is this true? Why would that be the case?
by Sondra Rochelle 3 years ago
What is the short version of this sentence:You better get to it while your to it or you may never get to it to do it again.
by Melody Trent 6 years ago
Does Walmart Give Core refund for non Walmart batteries?Will Walmart give you the battery core deduction (around 10 bucks) for taking them a car battery you did not buy from them? My battery died, and I want to buy one from them, but I would really like that 10 dollar deduction!
by A Troubled Man 3 years ago
"Guy met the Buddha, liked what he heard, Thought about it for a while-- Say 500 years, while he returned To the Mediterranean, Became an Etruscan. Seeped into the roman empire. He didn't like what they became-- A giant killing machine. He went...
by Judy Specht 3 years ago
How effective would solar be in parts of the world that have little or no sunlight during the winterI just read an article about the president campaigning for solar in Alaska. Sure Alaska gets a lot of sun during the summer, but the reverse is true during the winter. How efficient is it to use a...
by Shanna 6 years ago
I went out to start my car today and it wouldn't start. After eleven years, the battery finally died, and being the teen girl I am, I know very little about cars. I found a friend with jumper cables who's willing to give me a jump, but beyond that I'm not sure what to do. How long will the battery...
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