IEEE
You are not logged in, please sign in to edit > Log in / create account  

Voltaic Pile

From GHN

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(New page: == Voltaic Pile<br> == <pageby nominor="false" comments="false"></pageby>; The Italian inventor Alessandro Volta invented the first battery in 1799. Volta’s battery was called a “pi...)
 
(added links)
Line 1: Line 1:
== Voltaic Pile<br> ==
+
== Voltaic Pile<br> ==
  
<pageby nominor="false" comments="false"></pageby>;  
+
<pageby comments="false" nominor="false"></pageby>;  
  
The Italian inventor Alessandro Volta invented the first battery in 1799. Volta’s battery was called a “pile” and was a stack (or pile) of discs made of two types of metal—one silver, the other zinc. The discs were separated from each other by a piece of cloth or cardboard that had been soaked in salt water. Volta found that this wet stack of “dissimilar metals” created a small electric current, and this current could be drawn off through wires and used for experiments. However, a pile could generate only a small voltage of 1-2 volts. Several piles—a “battery” of them—could be assembled side by side and connected to each other with metal strips to create a high power energy source. Volta gave his name to units of electrical energy, the “volt.”
+
[[Milestone:Volta's_Electrical_Battery_Invention,_1799|See also: Milestone:Volta's_Electrical_Battery_Invention,_1799]]
 +
 
 +
The Italian inventor [[Alessandro_Volta|Alessandro Volta ]]invented the first battery in 1799. Volta’s battery was called a “pile” and was a stack (or pile) of discs made of two types of metal—one silver, the other zinc. The discs were separated from each other by a piece of cloth or cardboard that had been soaked in salt water. Volta found that this wet stack of “dissimilar metals” created a small electric current, and this current could be drawn off through wires and used for experiments. However, a pile could generate only a small voltage of 1-2 volts. Several piles—a “battery” of them—could be assembled side by side and connected to each other with metal strips to create a high power energy source. Volta gave his name to units of electrical energy, the “volt.”  
  
 
<br>  
 
<br>  

Revision as of 13:36, 2 September 2008

Voltaic Pile

See also: Milestone:Volta's_Electrical_Battery_Invention,_1799

The Italian inventor Alessandro Volta invented the first battery in 1799. Volta’s battery was called a “pile” and was a stack (or pile) of discs made of two types of metal—one silver, the other zinc. The discs were separated from each other by a piece of cloth or cardboard that had been soaked in salt water. Volta found that this wet stack of “dissimilar metals” created a small electric current, and this current could be drawn off through wires and used for experiments. However, a pile could generate only a small voltage of 1-2 volts. Several piles—a “battery” of them—could be assembled side by side and connected to each other with metal strips to create a high power energy source. Volta gave his name to units of electrical energy, the “volt.”


<rating comment="false"> Well Written? 1 (No) 2 3 4 5 (Yes) </rating> <rating comment="false"> Informative? 1 (No) 2 3 4 5 (Yes) </rating> <rating comment="false"> Accurate? 1 (No) 2 3 4 5 (Yes) </rating>