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How does the distance of the cathode and anode affect the voltage and amperage of a b

hcarts

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I am trying to make a battery of my own and would like to ask if the distance of them would affect my voltage somehow. Thanks for the help :)
 

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It won't affect the voltage, but it will affect the internal resistance, and thus the voltage under load. That assumes there are not other things which affect it more.
 

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It won't affect the voltage, but it will affect the internal resistance, and thus the voltage under load. That assumes there are not other things which affect it more.

Umm.. Thanks! But I don't understand. The internal resistance?
I read through some websites and it said that if the cathode and anode are closer, the voltage will increase and so will the amperes.
 

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The electrolyte has resistance. The further current has to flow through it, the higher the resistance. Higher resistance = more power lost under load.
 
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