Plante rechargeable battery, c 1860.

Plante rechargeable battery, c 1860.
2 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

Description

The secondary cell (or rechargeable cell) in which the positive active material is lead peroxide, the negative active material pure lead and the electrolyte dilute sulphuric acid, was introduced French physicist Gaston Plante (1834-1889) in 1860. It was the first practical storage battery. The battery shown here consists of 20 cells of an early type, arranged in a form used for experimental and laboratory purposes, with a switch for connecting the cells either in series or in parallel.

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