Battery Fundamentals: Principles, Terminology, Operations, Design and Hazards

Learn how batteries work, different battery designs and types, terminology, operations (series, parallel, primary, secondary etc.)., hazards, and a lot more. 55 lectures in 2h 30m total course length.

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Course Description

Batteries are a fundamental part of our society. Batteries are used to: start your car, power your watch, power your laptop, power your smartphone, power emergency lighting, start emergency generators, and much more! But how do batteries function? Why are there so many different types? And why have they found widespread application in everything from wristwatches to power stations?

After completing this course, you will be able to answer all these questions and many more.

The course is designed to take you from zero to hero concerning batteries knowledge. Even if you already have some background knowledge, this course will serve as an efficient refresher. Interactive 3D models are used extensively to show you exactly how batteries and their components work.

In this course, you will learn:

  1. How batteries work (chemical reactions etc.).
  2. Battery terminology (Ah, specific gravity, voltaic cell etc.).
  3. Different battery designs and types (lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, mercury etc.).
  4. Battery hazards (shorting, gas generation etc.).
  5. Battery operations (series, parallel, primary, secondary etc.).
  6. And a lot more!

The course is packed with images, animations and high-quality written content. Written content has been read aloud so that you can ‘learn on the go’ without needing to watch the screen constantly. Enjoy the course!

Who Is This Course For

  • Hobby learners who are interested in engineering.
  • Career engineers in the oil and gas, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, HVAC or power engineering industries.
  • Any other engineers


A bit of electrical engineering knowledge would be beneficial but is not required.

Downloadable course materials

After purchasing the course, students can download the following materials:

  1. Battery maintenance and testing guide
  2. Reducing power substation outages by using battery energy storage systems (BESS)

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About Instructor


saVRee produces high quality video courses for the engineering market (HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical, Automobile, Chemical, Power or Industrial Engineering). Our courses are taught by subject matter experts (SMEs) with years of experience in many different industries. We have taught over 50,000 online students with an average course rating of 4.5/5. Courses are presented using interactive 3D models and 3D animations. As a professional engineer, or a student preparing for entry into the exciting world of engineering, we guarantee you will find our courses of great benefit.

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Course Includes

  • 9 Lessons
  • 56 Topics
  • 6 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate
  • Lifetime Access