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Battery:

The battery consists of lead peroxide plates (+) and pure spongy lead plates (-).
These plates are separated by insulators and arranged in cells within the battery case. The case is then filled with sulfuric acid and water (electrolyte). The chemical reaction between the plates and electrolyte causes the negative plates in the cell to have an excess of electrons. When a circuit is completed the electrons flow to the positive plates.
Each fully charged cell should produce approximately 2.1 volts. Six cells connected in series would produce 12.6 volts.