What is a battery? What Are The Various Types Of Batteries

A battery is an electronic device which consists of one or more electrochemical cells. It is used to provide power to various electrical devices such as flashlights, smartphones, electric cars etc. But, there are various types of batteries which are used for various purposes in the electric world.


Battery Insides

The various types of batteries are:

  • Household Battery
  • Industrial batteries
  • Vehicle batteries.

1. Household Batteries:

These are most common batteries which we use in our everyday life.
Household batteries can be subdivided into 2 categories:

  • Rechargeable
  • Non-Rechargeable.

Also Read: How are lithium batteries made?

Rechargeable Batteries:


These are the batteries which can be charged using external sources. We can use them for multiple purposes by charging them until the battery is in the condition to get replaced.

Examples of rechargeable batteries are:

i). Lead Acid Gel battery:

It is a rechargeable dry-cell battery, usually comes in rectangular hard plastic cases. It is used in Wheel Chairs, golf carts, military aircraft, RVʼs, and boats.

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