TYPES OF BATTERIES
Battery types are summarized below.
Battery Types Summary
If the electrolyte is a paste, the cell is referred to as a dry cell. If the
electrolyte is a solution, the cell is called a wet cell.
The advantage of a carbon-zinc battery is that it is durable and very
inexpensive to produce.
The alkaline cell has the advantage of an extended life over that of a
carbon-zinc cell of the same size.
The nickel-cadmium battery has the advantage of being a dry cell that is
a true storage battery with a reversible chemical reaction.
The edison cell has the advantage of being a lighter and more rugged
secondary cell than a lead-acid storage battery.
The mercury cell has the advantage of maintaining a fairly constant
output under varying load conditions.