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UNDERSTANDING CAR BATTERIES

We are living in the twenty first century and cars are a staple of our normal lives. Without cars, it would become really difficult to travel, to say the least.  Imagine going up a highway, and seeing no cars. It would certainly be a really weird site for you. Of course, if cars were to disappear, amidst the problems the people will face around us, the pollution level of the world would surely reduce. But I believe that there are several ways in through which you can reduce the pollution without keeping our comfort at stake. So, cars are very much in, for a long, long ride.

But does anyone who drives a car know how it actually works? Yes, they know the procedure, they know how the steering wheel words and how the accelerator, brake and clutch does, but do they really know the inner anatomy of a car? The main feature of a car is its battery, and without that, a car is implied to be useless, in many senses.

WHAT IS A CAR BATTERY?

Batteries in general, are devices that help change chemical energy into electricity for our needs.  Batteries are composed of cells, which contain the actual energy in form of chemicals. This is how a simple battery works, and helps you to power your devices.

Car batteries depend on a lead-acid chemical reaction to get things into motion. The batteries fall into the “SLI” category, which stands for “Starting, Lighting and Ignition”. This kind of battery helps provide short burst of energy to power your lights and your engines.  As the battery jolts the power into the engine, the car is all set to start., with power being provided by the alternator.

HOW DO CAR BATTERIES WORK?

There are generally six cells in a SLI car battery. Every cell has two particular plates, or grids with one made up of the material lead and the other of lead dioxide. Each cell has the capacity to produce about 2-volts of energy at one go. With six cells, you get a total of twelve volts of energy.

The plates are put inside in a concentration of sulphuric acid and it triggers a reaction between both of the plates. This acid triggers a reaction to the plate made up of lead dioxide, causing the plate to release ions and sulphate.

The ions produced help by the lead dioxide plates react to the plate placed adjacently to produce a large amount of lead sulphate and hydrogen.

The final result becomes a chemical reaction that creates electrons. The electrons move around the plates to generate electricity. This electricity flows out of the battery terminal to start your engine, turn on the headlight of your car and start the radio as well. This chemical reaction is a reversible one. This is also the way in whichyou can jumpstart your battery and continue to charge it throughout the duration of its life.

                      Car batteries are the life if the car. It is a complex process, of how a car battery works, but once you know it, it can seem to be simpler than before.

CONCLUSION

This is the answer to the question,” how does a car battery work?