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11/19/2018 Meeting: batteries

This meeting was to fully understand the batteries that we are using as part of our go-kart. Currently, our batteries are two lead acid, AGM batteries. The absorbed glass mat prevents the acid from spilling/moving within the battery when there is any movement. Each battery is a 12 volt, 40 AH, and they are wired in series, hence totaling with 24 volts, 40 amp-hour, and 960 W. We discussed the possibility of researching different types of batteries. One of the highlights of the meeting was being able to take apart a 9V Alkaline battery to understand what makes up these batteries. This was very interesting to all the members of the team because this was something we had never done before and it helped us all understand how batteries work; the image below was a great visual.

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