Batteries are just a set of electrochemical cells that generate electricity by converting the stored chemicals and energy into electrical energy, however, there are different types of batteries in the market and; although many people do not know what makes them different it is good to understand the difference between them, so that at the right time we can choose the type of battery that suits us best.
If you have doubts about this subject or just go for a little more information, continue reading, because then we explain to you what is the difference between rechargeable battery and battery.
Normal batteries come in various shapes and sizes. They were created in the year 1799 and it is credited to an Italian physicist named Alessandro Volta to have discovered the process to create them. Originally he created a battery using metal plates and cardboard or brine paper.
Each battery consists of two terminals called cathode and anode, the first being the positive and the second negative. These terminals are connected and form a circuit.
The electrochemical reactions taking place in the cells generate a flow of electrons from the anode to the cathode. There are also two types of batteries: disposable; also known as secondary batteries (which are supposed to be used only for a period of time) and rechargeable batteries.
On the other hand, the rechargeable batteries are not supposed to be used only once; but even if they get exhausted their energy can be connected to some source and get it back.
Generally, rechargeable batteries must be charged before use. They usually have certain active materials in their discharge states, for this reason it is necessary to connect the batteries to the electric current to recharge them before they can be used.
Once connected to a source of electricity, the rechargeable batteries receive the current that is pushed through their cells in the direction opposite to the energy source. What this current does is basically activate the chemicals stored in these batteries to thereby give rise to some reactions that occur while these batteries are used in any application.