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Battery Design Challenge

This is an electrical cell.


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This is the circuit symbol.

Most people call it “a battery” but this is incorrect. To make a


battery, you need two or more cells.

This is a battery of two cells. They are arranged in series to


give a voltage of 3 V.
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1. Draw an arrangement of 1.5 V cells that could supply 6V to power a small radio.

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or similar

2. Draw a suitable arrangement of 1.5 V cells that could supply 3 V that could
power a high current device for long period of time.
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3. Extension: Show how the cells in Q1 could be arranged to fit in a smaller space.

4. What is different between the cells in Q2 and Q4?


Q2: Cells in parallel
Q3 Cells in series