A rechargeable battery, also called a storage battery or a secondary cell, is a battery that can be recharged over and over again with electricity. A battery that is not rechargeable is called a primary cell or disposable battery. It is thrown away after it no longer works. The voltage of rechargeable batteries can be restored by passing an electric current through the battery. Car batteries, for example, work this way..
Rechargeable batteries are not always chosen. Each battery costs more to make, and has more dangerous chemicals than disposable batteries.
Types of rechargeable batteries[change | change source]
- Lead-acid battery
- Nickel-cadmium battery
- Lithium-ion battery
- Nickel-iron battery
- Nickel metal-hydride battery
- Nickel–zinc battery
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- David Linden, Thomas B. Reddy (ed). 2002 Handbook of Batteries, 3rd edition. McGraw-Hill, New York. ISBN 0-07-135978-8
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- Foundation, In association with Nuffield. "Rechargeable cells: the lead–acid accumulator". RSC Education. Retrieved 2021-06-17.