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Features May 2018 Issue

Inside Batteries

Inside Batteries

After a broad-brush article about electrical systems and batteries, you wanted more. Here’s everything you might like to know to make the most of your battery.

Albert Einstein is reputed as saying that everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. In March, “Manage Your Electrons,” attempted to explain certain concepts and principles without overwhelming readers unfamiliar with batteries and electrical systems. In so doing, we may have violated Einstein’s directive, because we’ve gotten a lot of mail complaining at our oversimplification. So, here is a more detailed explanation of much of what we conveyed in that article.

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