Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Date of appearance: 1900
Manufacturer: Kasli Factory
Made in: Kasli, Russian Empire
Weight: g
Materials: cast iron
Colors: black
Tags: kasli, museumofkaslicasting, касли, каслинскоелитьё

A voltaic pile is a galvanic battery which serves as a source of an electric current. It was invented in 1880 by an Italian physicist Alessandro Volta and based on the experiments of Luigi Galvani. A galvanic battery consists of interleaved copper and zinc plates separated with a chemical solution. A chemical reaction initiated between metals makes charged particles move, i.e. generates an electric current. This principle is used in the production of mobile sources of electric current such as power cells and batteries. Learn more:

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky