Supercharge your understanding of battery technology
Ideal for hobbyists and engineers alike, The TAB Battery Book: An In-Depth Guide to Construction Design and Use offers comprehensive coverage of these portable energy powerhouses. This practical guide discusses battery chemistry and engineering, how batteries are used, and the history of batteries. You'll find out how different types of batteries work and how to select the right battery for any application. The book also examines the technological advances being used to develop batteries as robust energy sources for a wide variety of devices. Tap into the power of all kinds of batteries with help from this detailed resource.
Portable energy and long-term energy storage
Batteries for portable consumer demands, medical devices, electric vehicles, large-scale electrical energy storage, and space and military applications
Basic physics and chemistry
The science of batteries--cells, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and capacity
Battery engineering designs, including electrode, seal, and vent design
Battery performance, reliability, and safety
Primary battery technologies--aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes, including alkaline and lithium
Rechargeable batteries, including nickel-metal hydride and lithium ion
Selecting the right battery for any application
Future technologies, such as thin-film, large-energy storage, and high-energy density batteries
Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: Why We Need Batteries; Chapter 2. The Many Uses of Batteries; Chapter 3. History of Batteries; Chapter 4. Basic Physics and Chemistry; Chapter 5. The Science of Batteries; Chapter 6. Battery Engineering Design Principles; Chapter 7. Measuring Battery Performance; Chapter 8. Battery Reliability and Safety; Chapter 9. Primary Batteries; Chapter 10. Rechargeable or Secondary Batteries; Chapter 11. Charging Rechargeable Batteries; Chapter 12. Selecting the Right Battery; Chapter 13. The Future of Battery Technology; Chapter 14. Battery Resources