The Little Big History of Alkaline Batteries
Battery Arrangement and Power
- The arrangement of batteries help in producing different power.
- Parallel arrangement of the batteries help in producing current. For example, the flashlight consists of 4 batteries. These batteries are lined up parallel to each other. The four batteries will produce the voltage of one cell, but the current they produce will be four times that of a single cell.
- Another type of arrangement is the serial arrangement. The four batteries will produce the current of one cell, while the the voltage will be four times the current.
- In a battery, voltage determines how strongly electrons are pushed through a circuit, much like pressure determines how strongly water is pushed through a hose. Most AAA, AA, C and D batteries are around 1.5 volts ( Marshall Brain par. 4).