voltaic battery


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voltaic battery

n.
An electric battery composed of a primary cell or cells.
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Noun1.voltaic battery - battery consisting of a number of voltaic cells arranged in series or parallelvoltaic battery - battery consisting of a number of voltaic cells arranged in series or parallel
electric battery, battery - a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series
dry battery - a voltaic battery consisting of two or more dry cells
storage battery, accumulator - a voltaic battery that stores electric charge
galvanic cell, primary cell, voltaic cell - an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy; cannot be recharged
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It was very appropriate, he said, that Caernarfon was honouring an electrician in this way on the centenary of Alessandro Volta's invention of the voltaic battery.
Among many were the first Watts steam engine and condenser pump (based on the experiments of Black in the 1770s); the first Voltaic battery pile (1799); the first man-carrying balloons (1783); the first steam-powered ship (the Charlotte Dundas, 1801); the first gas street lighting (1807); the first electric arc lamp (1810); the first miner's safety lamp (1816); the first polarised light-house lens (1822); the first pioneer photographs using silver salts (1826); and the first "high" explosives for warfare during Napoleonic campaigns (1812).
Swansea-born barrister Sir William Grove was the father of the fuel cell, developing the Grove gas voltaic battery in 1839.