So Much Voltage?

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Raul Garcia 3I
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So Much Voltage?

Postby Raul Garcia 3I » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:14 pm

Is there a limit to how much power a cell can generate? (Is this why some large batteries have multiple stacks of cells withing the entire unit?)

Megan Yabumoto 3K
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Re: So Much Voltage?

Postby Megan Yabumoto 3K » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:32 am

Yes, I do believe that there is a limit to how much power a cell can generate. The amount of power is related to the current and type of material used within the chemical reaction that is underwent in the battery to produce the "fuel" that powers a cell.

Simon Kapler 3I
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Re: So Much Voltage?

Postby Simon Kapler 3I » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:13 pm

Power is the rate at which work is done (J/second). I think that having a larger number of cells increases the lifetime of the battery, but I don't think it has an effect on the maximum amount of work that can be done at a given point in time. (I might be wrong)

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