# how much charge and energy

• Dec 26th 2010, 10:19 PM
bigwave
how much charge and energy
1. A rechargeable flashlight battery is capable of delivering 85mA for about 12h.
How much charge can it release at that rate?

well i think I did this right.... what ?? me was the time given as h so looks this has to be converted to s (seconds) to do this. is this always the case?

$Q=\int_0^{12x60x60} (85x10^{-3})dt = 3672\rightarrow3.672kC$

2. If its terminal voltage is 1.2V, how much energy can the battery deliver.

so on this one I just multiplied the voltage to the current

$W=\int_0^{12x60x60} ((1.2)85x10^{-3})dt 4406\rightarrow4.406kJ$

• Dec 27th 2010, 12:33 AM
BabyMilo
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigwave
1. A rechargeable flashlight battery is capable of delivering 85mA for about 12h.
How much charge can it release at that rate?

well i think I did this right.... what ?? me was the time given as h so looks this has to be converted to s (seconds) to do this. is this always the case?

$Q=\int_0^{12x60x60} (85x10^{-3})dt = 3672\rightarrow3.672kC$

2. If its terminal voltage is 1.2V, how much energy can the battery deliver.

so on this one I just multiplied the voltage to the current

$W=\int_0^{12x60x60} ((1.2)85x10^{-3})dt 4406\rightarrow4.406kJ$