Printable battery diagrams are available as a reference when you are learning about the structures of a battery. We have FLA battery anatomy, electrochemical action diagram, and more that you can find and study in the following list. Click on any diagram to enlarge and choose save image menu to download it.
You can also bring along with you an actual battery for observation. Study this diagram while taking a look at your own battery. There are two terminals, one terminal is marked (+), or positive, while the other is marked (-), or negative. In normal flashlight batteries, like AA, C or D cell, the terminals are located on the ends. The internal workings of a battery are typically housed within a metal or plastic case. Observe the FLA or lead-acid battery diagram below.
Lead-acid battery cells consist of lead and lead-oxide plates surrounded by an electrolyte, a mixture of sulfuric acid and water. Taking electricity out of the battery (discharging) causes the plates to change to lead sulfate, and dilutes the electrolyte. Putting electricity into the battery (charging) forces the sulfate coating off the plates and back into the electrolyte, making it more concentrated, and the plates return to lead and lead oxide.
A battery is comprised of at least one but possibly many such cells appropriately connected. With this collection of easy-to-understand battery, you can understand better at how batteries and fuel cells work. Find more interesting and educative diagrams in our site by browsing up our category!