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Explanation of a series cell
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Explanation of a series cell
I just read this on one of Bob Boyce's forums. I thought it might be kind of beneficial. It's his simple explanation of a series cell.

"The simplest explanation to series cells is this:

When you pass current through a single cell, the current is used once
and returned to the power source. The simple formula is the more
amps pushed, the more gas is produced. The drawback is, to get more
gas you have to raise voltage to push more current. So more power is
wasted in generating heat.

When you pass the same current through multiple cells in series, the
same current produces the same amount of gas multiple times, in each
cell. Due to increased resistence of the added cells, overall current
is reduced, however, since there are more cells making gas, the power
applied is used more efficiently.

So, more gas for less power overall. Less power is wasted as heat and
more power goes to making gas.

In order for this to occur at peak efficiency however, each cell
electrolyte MUST be isolated from one another, otherwise the power
will "leak" through the electrolyte, effectively bypassing the cells
in between.

This is a brutally simple answer, for more information and technical
details on the how and why, I suggest reading the documents and posts
on this site pertaining to series cells.

Bob"
06-07-2008 09:34 AM
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Explanation of a series cell - jksav7 - 06-07-2008 09:34 AM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - mike - 06-07-2008, 03:23 PM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - jksav7 - 06-07-2008, 06:48 PM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - mike - 06-08-2008, 12:50 PM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - Gary - 06-30-2008, 02:13 PM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - tjh566 - 06-30-2008, 02:33 PM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - Gary - 07-01-2008, 01:04 PM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - Gary - 07-01-2008, 05:22 PM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - bagrman - 07-25-2008, 12:47 PM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - Gary - 07-08-2008, 04:52 PM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - jksav7 - 07-08-2008, 05:00 PM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - jksav7 - 07-10-2008, 02:59 AM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - Gary - 07-08-2008, 06:57 PM
RE: Explanation of a series cell - Gary - 07-10-2008, 02:41 PM

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