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Basics of passive components -- batteries
Getting juiced up

TBR A battery is a compact, chemical source of voltage. A variety of technologies are used (alkaline, Nickle-Cadmium, etc.) in batteries, only some of which are rechargeable. Note that rechargeable batteries tend to output voltages significantly below the "nameplate" quoted voltage -- so for instance, a rechargeable "9 V" battery can put out as little as 7.2 V when fully charged.

There is, by the way, a very handy chart of battery capacities here. Meanwhile, Hawker Energy has a great site on "battery basics" here.


BEAM Usage
I have a writeup on battery usage in BEAMbots here.

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