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National Battery Day - February 18th

National Battery Day - February 18th

Think about how many of your household items use batteries. Batteries are used in almost anything driven by electricity. If is found in automobiles, cell phones, desktops, televisions, radios, calculators, machinery, solar panels, power banks, remote controls, down to your alarm clock. Batteries are what keeps our phones, tablets, and laptops portable. Batteries are devices used to store chemical energy that can be converted to useful and portable electrical energy. They have been around since the 19th century. It all started with the name. Benjamin Franklin coined the name battery to describe an array of glass particles that were charged. That was in 1748. Scientist Alessandro Volta created the first battery when he layered silver, separated by paper, and dipped it in a mixture of salt/acid and zinc. Imagine if batteries weren’t around to help us with every day things like driving, internet surfing on our cell phones, flashlights, etc. They have also become a big part of our ... read more

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