- Accumulator (energy)
An accumulator is an apparatus by means of which
energycan be stored, such as a rechargeable battery or a hydraulic accumulator. Such devices may be electrical, fluidic or mechanical and are sometimes used to convert a small continuous power source into a short surge of energy or vice versa. Other examples of accumulators include capacitors, compulsators, steam accumulator, wave energymachines, pumped-storage hydroelectricplants.
In general usage in an electrical context the word "accumulator" would normally mean a
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