The storage battery or secondary battery is such battery where electrical energy can be stored as chemical energy and this chemical energy is then converted to electrical energy as when required. The conversion of electrical energy into chemical energy by applying external electrical source is known as charging of battery . Whereas conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy for supplying the external load is known as discharging of secondarybattery .
During charging of battery , current is passed through it which causes some chemical changes inside the battery . This chemical changes absorb energy during their formation.
When the battery is connected to the external load, the chemical changes take place in reverse direction, during which the absorbed energy is released as electrical energy and supplied to the load.
Now we will try to understand principle working of lead acid battery and for that we will first discuss about lead acid battery which is very commonly used as storage battery or secondary battery .