• Container

    It all starts with an empty can - the battery container.

  • Cathode mix

    A cathode mix - finely ground powders of manganese dioxide and conductors carrying a naturally occurring positive electrical charge - is moulded to the inside wall of the empty container.

  • Separator

    A separator paper is inserted to keep the cathode from touching the anode.

  • Anode

    The anode, which carries a negative electrical charge, and potassium hydroxide electrolyte are then pumped into each container.

  • Collector

    The brass pin, which forms the negative current collector, is inserted into the battery, which is then sealed and capped.