What Is Lead Acid Battery and How It Works

Lead acid batteries were invented in 1859 by Gaston Planté and first demonstrated to the French Academy of Sciences in 1860. They remain the technology of choice for automotive SLI (Starting, Lighting and Ignition) applications because they are robust, tolerant to abuse, tried and tested and because of their low cost. For higher power applicationsContinue reading “What Is Lead Acid Battery and How It Works”

History of modern battery development

Inventions are well documented and credit goes to the dignified inventors. Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) invented the Franklin stove, bifocal eyeglasses and the lightning rod. He was unequaled in American history as an inventor until Thomas Edison emerged.   Edison was a good businessman who may have taken credit for earlier discoveries others had made. ContraryContinue reading “History of modern battery development”