A rechargeable battery, also called a storage battery, is a kind of battery that can be restored to full charge by the use of electrical energy. It is also called a secondary cell. A battery that is not rechargeable is called a primary cell or disposable battery. Like other batteries, rechargeable batteries can be recycled.
Compared with disposable batteries, rechargeable batteries have many advantages. They can be reused many times before being discarded. They make less pollution because of this. Using them can cost less money, because people have to buy batteries less often.
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