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Glossary of Common Terms

Glossary of Common Terms

 

A compendium of commonly used terms relating to batteries, chargers and flashlights.

 

0 Voltage Jump Start

 

6 Level Protection

 

AA

 

AAA

 

Alkaline

 

Alloy

 

Ampere

 

Anode

 

Battery Leakage

 

Capacity

 

Cathode

 

Charger

 

Charging Current

 

Charging Cycle

 

Charging Time

 

Chemistry

 

-dv Control

 

Discharge Curve

 

Electric Current

 

Electric Device

 

Electron

 

Fast Charge

 

High Drain Device

 

Independent Charging Channels

 

Lead Acid

 

Low Current Leakage

 

Low Drain Device

 

MAh

 

Mains Voltage

 

Memory Effect

 

Mercury

 

Nickel Cadmium

 

Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)

 

Operating Voltage

 

Over-current Protection

 

Over-temperature Protection

 

Recharge Cycles

 

Rechargeable Battery

 

Reverse Polarity Protection

 

Self-Discharge

 

Shelf Life

 

Short-Circuit Protection

 

Single Use Battery

 

Special Disposal

 

Storage Life

 

Time-out Control

 

Trickle Charge Current

 

Voltage Jump Start(TM)

 

Wattage

 

Zinc Alkaline Battery

 

Zinc Carbon Battery