Bike Battery Chemistry and Construction
The cranking sound of the engine and exhaust sounds thrilling and the fascination might get you to pull the accelerator a little more. That’s quite the fun side every biker enjoys, yet it is important to give a perfect treat to keep the engine cranking. The battery is the most important equipment on your bike. A well-established yet partially true premise about bike battery is its single-use to start the engine. What we must know is the fact that the bike battery does more than powering up an accessory or getting the engine started. The battery installed in your bike does more than starting the engine. It keeps the electrical accessories powered if the charging system fails, and also works as a voltage stabilizer for the onboard charging system.
What’s Battery Chemistry and Construction?
Bike batteries are constructed to be robust and supply electrical power to lamps, meters, and other electrical accessories. Let’s dig into the chemistry of how the battery works and what increases the power? Knowing how the battery works are quite simple, it converts chemical energy into electrical energy when connected to the load. While there is more to how the battery works, how current flows cathode to anode during charging. We would stick to the construction of the battery. As the construction determines the capacity for your bike’s battery.
A typical lead-acid or lithium-ion battery is constructed to withstand abrasion, heat, and cold weather and chemicals. The battery compartment contains active lead plates known as cathode and anode. The negative plate contains lead while the positive plate contains lead peroxide. A good battery is the one that has high DOD, low internal resistance, and more importantly battery performance. To enhance Performance, batteries are added with calcium is added to improve performance and decreasing the process of gassing during charging and discharging. This might feel like too much technical, but knowing what makes good out of a battery is important.