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  1. the battery used to heat the filaments of a vacuum tube


A Battery a.k.a. The Nike Missile Site HM-69 is a former Nike-Hercules missile base, now listed as a historic site west of Homestead, Florida, United States. It is located on Long Pine Key Road in the Everglades National Park. The site with 22 buildings opened in 1964 and closed in 1979 when it was turned over to the National Park Service.


A battery: In electronics, an A battery is any battery used to provide power to the filament of a vacuum tube. It is sometimes colloquially referred to as a "wet battery" The term comes from the days of valve radios when it was common practice to use a dry battery for the plate voltage and a rechargeable lead/acid "wet" battery for the filament voltage.

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Google previewBasic Radio & Television, 2/E (2003)

by Sharma

A battery is a combination of cells so connected as to increase the voltage, or current, or both, beyond what is obtainable from a single cell. A dry battery is used when high voltage and low current are required and an accumulator is used for ...

Google previewHow To Diagnose and Repair Automotive Electrical Systems

by Tracy Martin

BATTERY TESTERS Using only an ammeter and starter motor to test a battery is a time-consuming task.

Google previewIntroduction to Embedded Systems: Interfacing to the Freescale 9S12 (2009)

by Jonathan Valvano

A battery is a source of energy that can be used in an embedded system to make the system portable. Another application of batteries is to supply power to a mission-critical system when the regular AC power is lost temporarily.

Google previewEmbedded Microcomputer Systems: Real Time Interfacing (2011)

by Jonathan Valvano

A battery is a source of energy that can be used in an embedded system to make the system portable. Another application of batteries is to supply power to a mission-critical system when the regular AC power is lost temporarily. Typically ...

Google previewPhysics for Computer Science Students (2012)

With Emphasis on Atomic and Semiconductor Physics by Narciso Garcia, Arthur Damask

A battery is a contained chemical reaction. There are two types, the wet, or rechargeable type used in an automobile, and the dry type, which is used in flashlights. When the chemical reaction in a wet cell is exhausted, it can be recharged a ...

Google previewIndustrial Electrochemistry (1990)

by D. Pletcher, F.C. Walsh

A battery is a device which can store chemical energy and, on demand, convert it into electrical energy to drive an external circuit. The importance of batteries to modern life surely requires no emphasis. Even so, there may be a tendency to ...

Google previewDictionary of Terms and Phrases Used in American Or English Jurisprudence (1879)

by Benjamin Vaughan Abbott

A battery is the touching or commission of any actual violence on the person of another, in a ...

Google previewThe Guide to Photovoltaic System Installation (2013)

by Gregory Fletcher

A battery is an electrochemical device that stores DC electricity in chemical form for later use. ӹ◇ Batteries consist of two or...

Google previewa dictionary of automobile terms (1913)

by albert l. clough

Battery, Dry — A battery made up by connecting together a number ...

Google previewThe Standard Electrical Dictionary: A Popular Dictionary of Words and Terms Used in the Practice of Electrical Engineering (1898)

by Thomas O'Conor Sloane

such a battery is counter E. M. F. Electromotive Force, Unit. Unit electromotive force is that which is created in a conductor moving through a magnetic field at such a rate as to cut oneunit lineofforce per second.It is that ...

Google previewA Naval Encyclopædia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1884)

Biographical Notices, and Records of Naval Officers; Special Articles of Naval Art and Science

A battery of this kind, carefully prepared at the outset, can be used for ten or twelve months without change, except to supply what the solution loses by evaporation. Sea-water is a very good substitute for the salainmoniac solution. Grace's ...

Google previewA Military Dictionary and Gazetteer (1881)

Comprising Ancient and Modern Military Technical Terms, Historical Accounts of All North American Indians, as Well as Ancient Warlike Tribes; Also Notices of Battles from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, with a Concise Explanation of Terms Used in Heraldry and the Offices Thereof. The Work Also Gives Valuable Geographical Information. Comp. from the Best Authorities of All Nations. With an Appendix Containing the Articles of War, Etc by Thomas Wilhelm

A battery consists of two or more pieces of artillery in the field. The term battery also implies the implacement of ordnance ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Upon discharging a battery of 51 square feet through an iron wire nine inches long, the whole of it was glowing hot, and continued so for some seconds. The middle part grew cool first, while both these extremities were sensibly red. When the ...

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A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets. (William Tecumseh Sherman)
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