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Batteries

Lecture

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Whilst the Greeks knew about charging things electrically to make them spark, we are not aware that they knew how to store their ‘elektrons’.

Date and Time

17 April 2014 - 18:30-20:30

Location

Kendal, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the Lancashire and Cumbria local network.


About this event

Whilst the Greeks knew about charging things electrically to make them spark, we are not aware that they knew how to store their ‘elektrons’.

 

But by 224 AD the Babylonians had made a battery, for what purpose is not clear. Again whilst ‘Electricity’ was demonstrated to Queen Elizabeth 1st in 1600, the first evidence of major storage in Europe appears to be in 1799.

In England of course, our local man made a 6 cell battery in 1820.

 From there the industry developed rapidly into two streams; rechargeable and non rechargeable, leading to a huge range of types and sizes.  Latterly there have been a few problems with some types; but what would we do with nothing to power all our gadgets?

Programme

6.30pm - Arrival
7.00pm - Lecture

Cost

Free of charge

Additional information

Joint with KD&S

Speaker: Richard Harrison

Registration information

To register, please contact Gordon Higton (gordon_higton@yahoo.co.uk)

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