storage battery


Definition of storage battery

: a cell or connected group of cells that converts chemical energy into electrical energy by reversible chemical reactions and that may be recharged by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to that of its discharge

called also storage cell

Examples of storage battery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The result was the world’s first electric storage battery. John Fialka, Scientific American, "Ultrasensitive Fuel Gauges Could Improve Electric Vehicle Batteries," 12 May 2020 But the company's solar power and storage battery business could be a major factor in the performance of Tesla shares, according to a new analyst note. Chris Isidore, CNN, "Solar might be Tesla's secret weapon," 19 Feb. 2020 Calling it the largest electricity storage battery system in New England, National Grid unveiled on Tuesday a six-megawatt system on Nantucket that cost $81 million to build., "National Grid hails massive electricity storage site on Nantucket," 9 Oct. 2019 The 100-acre reservation's microgrid has solar panels, storage batteries and distribution lines. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In California: Senior community goes days without running water," 3 Jan. 2020 Antimony is used in lead for storage batteries as well as a flame retardant. Washington Post, "Documents: Mining company writing own environmental report," 13 Dec. 2019 Most recently Ecocash has struggled to maintain the mobile money system working round the clock as the country has been hit with electricity shortages which have forced it to consider options including Tesla Powerwall storage batteries. Farai Shawn Matiashe, Quartz Africa, "Zimbabwe’s central bank has reversed its ban on mobile money-for-cash transactions," 3 Oct. 2019 The company also sells storage batteries and solar roof panels. Russ Mitchellstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Tesla reports small sales growth for the third quarter. Wall Street isn’t pleased," 2 Oct. 2019 Sales of generators, solar panels and storage batteries have increased. Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post, "California wildfire plan shows how we can adapt to threat of natural disasters," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of storage battery

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of storage battery was in 1880

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17 May 2020

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“Storage battery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of storage battery

: a type of battery that can be given a new charge by passing an electric current through it

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Kids Definition of storage battery

: a battery that can be made capable of being used again by passing an electric current through it

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