Q&A: What is the difference between a battery and an acumulator?


by atonal

Question by Mark N: What is the difference between a battery and an acumulator?
I would like to know with scientific base what is the difference between the two. I know that a battery cannot be recharged (the kind we use for our portable radios and flashlight that you have to throw away after depleted), and a accumulator can be recharged (like a car "battery" - wrongly named?).

Best answer:

Answer by Dr.A
A galvanic cell is an electrochemical cell that stores energy and makes it available in electrical form.
A battery is a string of two o more celle in series.
An accumulator is an apparatus by means of which energy can be stored . It is a RECHARGEABLE battery

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