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How to Recondition Batteries at Home

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 14:44
“How to bring your beat up batteries back from the dead...
and add an extra two... three... even four years of operation
with little effort and almost no investment whatsoever!”


Dear friend,

Rechargeable batteries are everywhere:
  In your car... in your cell phone...in your cordless drill...even in your solar panel system.
And when they fail... they can ruin all the fun. 
For instance… it doesn’t matter that your 2-year-old cordless drill is still in perfect condition. If the battery doesn’t hold a charge, a new Nicad rechargeable might costs even more than the actual drill !

But that’s peanuts compared to what you’d pay on deep cycle batteries.

Think about it: if you want to go solar… be prepared to spend at least $1000 on your deep-cycle battery bank (and more often than not, upwards of $3k!) … every few years!

It’s a mess. And that’s how I stumbled onto…

Here’s what it’s all about:

You don’t have to buy new, expensive batteries. Very few people know this: you can get discarded batteries for a few bucks or usually for free… and then, using a very simple process and some inexpensive tools, you can recondition them… and make them almost as good as new, in a matter of days!

Better yet: you can do this with almost any kind of batteries - from the small & medium sized Nicad and NiMH, to the large capacity lead-acid batteries used in cars, forklifts, or solar battery banks.
It's an amazing process that will extend the life of your batteries by a minimum of 50% to 70%... and sometimes even more.

And if you know how to do it, and follow the proper "recipe"...

You Can Revive Four Out of Five
Seemingly "Dead" Batteries!
This basically means… you’re helping keep as much as 80% of batteries from polluting the environment – while also saving a whole lot of money!

Once you successfully recondition a battery, restoring a battery of the same type is a walk in the park. In fact, you can recondition a hundred or a thousand more with almost NO expense... just rinse and repeat!

That's exactly what I did when I discovered the miracle of battery reconditioning. Sure, I reconditioned every single battery I could get my hands on - my car batteries, drill, solar system, everything.

But why stop there? I started enjoying reconditioning so much, that my newfound hobby soon turned into a full-blown business…

Making me a Solid 6-figure Income
Each and Every Year… Only From
Restoring Old Rechargeables!
Look: Reconditioning batteries is so easy and effective, and can save you (and make you) so much money, it's amazing how few people know about it.

Even those who know it's possible often use age-old (and sometimes plain wrong) techniques that can damage an otherwise repairable battery...

The result? Way too many batteries are hitting the dumpster, and polluting our soil and our rivers. Meanwhile, the battery manufacturers are making big bucks selling their overpriced units... ensuring only a handful of people can afford turning to green energy.

But that's about to change. Because I've created the ultimate step-by-step battery reconditioning guide… that will take you by the hand and walk you through the exact process I use to restore almost any type of batteries:


How to Recondition Your Car Batteries… … and any other kind of lead-acid batteries (you’ll follow the exact same process for the large capacity, deep-cycle batteries used in solar panel systems!)... and...
  • A simple trick that will dramatically extend the life of your batteries (imagine not having to discard your deep-cycle batteries every 3-5 years like most people do… instead, you get add extra years of usage almost for free!)
  • What NEVER to do when restoring your dead NiMH batteries (it will reverse their polarity... and your device will run backwards when you recharge the battery!)
  • PLUS: How to prevent the Nicad batteries from developing the nasty "memory effect" (this cripples your battery's storage capacity.. but a simple technique will make it as good as new in no time)
Click Here To Claim Your Copy of "EZ Battery Reconditioning" “Undying” Nicad batteries:While regular batteries usually last just a couple of years… I’ll show you how I keep my cordless drill battery in top-shape after more than 10 years of relentless use! PLUS:
  • The life extending secret that works wonders on Li-Ion rechargeables… but can severely damage your Nicad batteries (do NOT let conventional wisdom ruin your batteries!)
  • How to care for the 3 major types of rechargeables (Warning: they are NOT the same – and doing the wrong procedure can irreversibly damage your battery… or even lead to nasty explosions!)

How to Bring an Old Battery Back From the Dead : This 9-step process will work even with batteries that cannot be reconditioned - and will add extra months if not years to the battery you were thinking of throwing away. Also:
  • How to test any battery type with a $10 gadget (PLUS: the $20 shopping list for everything you need to start reconditioning your batteries)
  • How to save thousands of dollars when shopping for a professional battery tester (the one we recommend costs a fraction of the usual investment… and works just as well)... and... 

... The Two Sure-Fire Ways to
Recondition Deep-Cycle Batteries...
...including: the 6 step process to restoring your batteries using an equalizing charge (most people disregard step #4 and they destroy their batteries!). This, and a lot more - like:
  • Is there a faulty cell in your lead battery? Find out on the spot - with this simple, five second test
  • Your voltage & resistance readings "cheat sheet": how to tell on the spot whether a battery is worth reconditioning (sometimes it's not… and this will save you precious time) 
The $30 DIY Battery Desulfator:
With these straightforward instructions & blueprints, you'll be able to reverse the annoying sulfation process with minimal investment and almost no effort… so you can enjoy your lead batteries for a few extra years! Plus:
  • The lead battery reconditioner’s kit: 4 essential (and inexpensive) gadgets you absolutely must have in your “arsenal”
  • Old-school reconditioning: how to restore your batteries without an advanced analyzer (it's a bit tricky, but with our step by step instructions you'll be able to do it even if you can't afford the additional investment!)
  • And a LOT more!
Can you really take an old, beat-up battery and make it almost as good as new, over night? You bet you can. Just listen to what other people just like you are saying:


Click Here to Learn How To Restore Your Batteries Just Like Them

Look: When it comes to reconditioning almost any kind of batteries, EZ Battery Reconditioning IS the ultimate guide. It's like having an expert electrician right by your side... showing you exactly what to do and how to do it.

And with our suggestion of tools and gadgets, you’ll be a pro in no time - even if you've NEVER reconditioned a rechargeable battery before!

But there's more to it. Reconditioning batteries is both easy and fun - and if you follow our step-by-step instructions, you won't want to stop there.

In fact, it's very easy to start your own battery reconditioning business - and make up to 6 figures a year doing one of the coolest jobs on earth.


Big Bucks With Battery Reconditioning:
Just a simple search on Ebay showed up a TON of results from people who are already making big profits from batteries that they get for free.

Here are a just a few examples:



From smaller, cheaper batteries…



to high capacity deep cycle batteries that cost a small fortune:


That's why, if you order EZ Battery Reconditioning today




Click Here to Learn How To Restore Your Batteries Just Like Them"That's All Great...But
How Much Will It Cost Me?"
I thought long and hard about how much I should charge for EZ Battery Reconditioning.

After all… reconditioning a single high-capacity battery can easily save you $1000 to $3000. Even a car battery saves you at least $100. And if you follow my advice and start your own side business…
you can easily make an extra 6 figure-revenue each year – with little extra effort.

But I’ve decided that this wonderful guide should get into as many hands as possible. After all… the more batteries get reconditioned, the less pollution in our waters and soil. And I can feel good knowing that I did my part in saving the environment.

So here’s the deal:

EZ Battery Reconditioning is $47 and not a dime more. You’ll easily recoup your investment from the first battery you recondition. Restore another one, and you’re in the black. But really, the price doesn’t matter. That’s because you’re fully protected by…


Recondition Batteries NOW! And save MoneyIf you want to be mobile or store energy, almost everything runs on batteries and to be honest, they often are the weakest part of whatever they are running. I am talking about your laptop battery, your car battery even your battery for the solar panel. They all cost a fortune and die far before they should. They actually get weaker and weaker and have to be recharged more and more frequently from day one on.



-> What the industry wants us to believe is that there is no way around buying a new battery. <-  
What annoys me most is that they simply do not tell you that for most batteries there are ways to slow down the capacity loss and ways to recondition batteries once they are dead.
  1. Reconditioning your own batteries will save you a lot of money and help avoiding toxic waste.
  2. Imagine how much money you could even make on the side by taking scrap batteries recondition them and sell them for a decent price.
  3. You can do all the work at home without any special knowledge. 
I believe it is time to stop paying hundreds of dollars for replacement batteries when the old one will still work perfectly after a little bit of refurbishing.

The one thing I can not give away on these pages is the the Reconditioning Batteries Guide by Tom Ericson. Watch the video here.


It is in fact the best guide available on this topic. It is in depth, detailed AND easy to follow with excellent graphics.

You will learn how to recondition these batteries:
  • Car batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Computer and phone batteries 
  • Long life batteries
  • Deep cycle marine batteries
  • Batteries used in alternative energy systems 
  • Forklift batteries 
  • Golf cart batteries
  • And many other kinds of common batteries!
So if I were you, I would go ahead and get this guide as it holds information you can not get elsewhere in the internet.

9 Myths About Car Batteries

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 14:43
Car batteries are an essential part of any automobile. But although they are part of our daily life, we still have many misconceptions about them. In this article I want reveal some of these myths and misconceptions about car batteries.

9 Myths About Car Batteries
Storing a car battery on concrete pavement will discharge it. About one hundred years ago when car battery boxes were made from pieces of wood glued with resin, storing them on a concrete surface accelerate their discharge. Boxes of modern car batteries are made of polypropylene or hard rubber and are fully sealed. External leakage that causes discharge is no longer a problem. However the temperature stratification can accelerate battery discharge if it sits on a cold floor while it is hot in the room.

Driving a car will fully recharge its battery. There are several factors that influence the activity of the alternator to charge a battery: the amount of power transmitted to the battery, the time when it is available and temperature. In general, in case of frequent stops or short trips in cold seasons, driving will not charge the car battery completely.

On very cold days switch on the headlights to “warm up” the battery before starting the engine. While there is no doubt that the ignition of lamps will increase consumption in the intern circuit of battery, the capacity necessary to start a cold engine may not be achieved. Thus, switching on the lamps ahead of starting the engine is NOT recommended.

Lead-acid batteries have memory. The lead acid batteries have no “memory effect”. However, successive discharges will reduce battery capacity. Powerful discharges under 12.0 volt may affect the car battery and could shorten its life.

A higher capacity battery will damage the car. A starter motor will use a fixed amount of battery power, based on its resistance. A higher capacity car battery will increase power only if necessary. It will not affect the car.

Once formed, the car battery can not change its polarity. If a battery is totally discharged but still connected to active applications, it is possible that one or more cells change their polarity, as if the battery was recharged with reversed polarity. To change the polarity, full discharge your battery and then charge it with the correct polarity.

Attention: How To Improve Battery Life

A car battery will not lose power during storage. Depends on battery type and temperature. Batteries have an average rate of self-discharge (1-25% per month). With time, the car battery can totally discharge itself. High temperatures accelerates this process.

Defective car batteries will not affect the loading or starting. A weak or defective battery can affect the charging and the starting. If you replace the battery, alternator, voltage regulator or power, make sure all components are in good condition.

The Ninth myth about car battery is actually a fact: preventive maintenance of a car battery is very easy and should take place once a month in warm periods and every time you change the engine oil during the cold season.

Step-by-Step Guide That Teaches You How to Recondition Old Batteries

Common Types of Laptop Batteries

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 14:40
In today’s world we are increasingly dependent on immediate access to information and communication wherever we are. No matter whether we are business men, students or mechanics in the field or housewives, almost nobody finds it acceptable to be bound to a place close to a power plug. The spreading availability of Wi-Fi access has even increased the need for mobile energy sources. Without batteries that deliver performance and durability laptops and cell phones do not make a lot of sense.

Over time, technology has advanced and brought us many advanced battery types designed to make our life easier. To ensure portability of laptop computers, there are currently three types of modern batteries, each with it’s own strengths and flaws.

The first type does not actually hold up to modern standards and will soon completely disappear from the market. Nickel Cadmium batteries where the first type used for mobile computers. The choice was made mainly because of their good performance considering the price and quality. Due to their weight and size these batteries are not integrated in new laptops any more.

For the next generations of laptops Nickel Metal Hydride batteries were used. You still find this type of laptop battery in many devices, but usually these are older models. They are more compact than Nickel Cadmium batteries and have a greater energy density. Unfortunately, just like Ni-Cd batteries, they suffer from the memory effect. But taking all things into consideration, the price for NiMH batteries is still very reasonable.

Attention: What Makes Ni-Cd Rechargeable Batteries Popular

In modern laptops the power source of choice are Lithium Ion batteries. They are optimized to the maximum, much smaller and lighter and the energy density is superior to the other two. Also this type of laptop battery doesn’t suffer from memory effect. You can use it and charge it anywhere and anytime you want. The only minus for these laptop batteries is that their price is a little bit higher which is absolutely worth it when you consider the longer battery life.

There are a few things to consider if you use the NiMH type of laptop battery. The most important is that you must not use the laptop connected to a Dc power supply when the battery is still inside the laptop. Due to the memory effect, it will soon die. To avoid the memory effect, charge the battery only after it is completely discharged. If you use a Li-Ion type of laptop battery you don’t have any worry about that.

All laptop batteries need careful treatment to a certain degree. This does not mean that they are very dangerous but inadequate usage like extreme temperatures and moisture can damage the environment and at the same time can irreparably damage the battery.

Step-by-Step Guide That Teaches You How to Recondition Old Batteries

How To Improve Battery Life

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 20:14
Improving Battery Life: All batteries will fail at some point, when they have been in use for longer periods of time. But premature battery failure is one of the main frustrations people face.

How To Extend Battery Life
Common thinking is that turning devices off extends battery life, but what happens is the opposite. Devices consume more power when they are starting up, so turning them off is not such a good idea if they are going to be switched on frequently.


Cars and Other Automobiles It is important to protect the car battery from high under the hood temperatures with the use of a case or a heat shield. The battery life can be extended by keeping the battery charged at all times.

Electrolyte levels will have to be checked frequently during the hot months. A recent study revealed that relocating the battery outside the engine compartment has increased its life by almost eight months. Car manufacturers are relocating the starting battery to the passenger compartment or the trunk to avoid under the hood temperatures. It also helps to use wet batteries vented to the outside or cells that do not produce gas when recharged. Based on the driving of each individual, some batteries are undercharged and this leads to sulfation, where lead sulfate gets accumulated, reducing the battery capacity. An external battery can be used for charging.

For any battery, the most important factor to consider is the temperature. Ensuring they are not exposed to too much heat can extend the life of a battery. It is common sense that high temperatures lead to faster chemical reactions. They need to be watered more often with only deionized or demineralized water. However, rain water is a good substitute in an emergency. In addition to the temperature, a reduction in the number of discharge/charge cycles significantly improves battery service life. In extremely cold climates, the car battery needs to be continuously kept fully charged when not in use.


Portable Electronic Devices Battery life can be increased for iPods, cell phones, laptops etc. by lowering the brightness when not necessary. For example, when using these devices in a dark room, it is not necessary to set the brightness to 100%. The brightness can be lowered enough so that the screen can be seen without exerting any strain on the eyes can be done. The amount of time the backlight stays on can also be decreased. For iPods it doesn’t have to stay on for 10 seconds, 2 seconds should be good enough. Laptops can be set in hibernate mode when not in use.

One most important point that not many people are aware of is that turning down the volume increases battery life. Use headphones that are louder and leave the volume at 50%. 
Background applications are power hungry monsters. Stop everything that is not being used.

Attention:  Easy Techniques For Improving Battery Life

Defragmenting the hard drive once in a while helps decrease file scatter on the hard drive and uses up less power. Send the computer into standby mode after a certain period of inactivity as it conserves battery. Although, standby resume also uses some power but not as much as starting up. Interestingly, leaving a CD or DVD in the drive can decrease battery life, as it hogs power whenever the drive spins up.


In Wi-Fi Applications Battery life in Wi-Fi apps can be prolonged by either increasing battery capacity or reducing Wi-Fi product power consumption and through control methods. It is easy to increase battery capacity; however, due to technological limits, it may lead to an increase in cost and size of the battery. That brings us to the option of reducing power consumption, which can be done by prolonging the standby time and shortening the time of the active cycle. You can also turn off the WiFi on the iPod when not in use as it consumes a large amount of life.

These techniques of low power consumption can improve battery life dramatically. Most of them are common sense usage techniques and can easily be made part of our daily lives.

Step-by-Step Guide That Teaches You How to Recondition Old Batteries

How To Restore A Car Battery

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 21:19
There are several problems you have to endure once you own a car. If you seem to have one with its battery, then you might want to learn how to restore a car battery. Buying something brand new have its rewards however it also comes with a hefty price. Should you decide to lessen your expenses, one way is by getting its battery reconditioned instead of replacing it right away.

Most car owners are looking for means to cut down on their expenses they often face with their cars. Among the most common methods you can find is by learning how to restore a car battery. However, you will often see several car owners putting up with the high cost of having to buy brand new batteries rather than get their current ones reconditioned. This is simply because they see it as the only option available.

To put an end to this, you might want to consider other options. Not only will save yourself the trouble but it might also give you quite the savings you are after. This is where battery reconditioning comes in. Restoring or reconditioning your car's batteries has its rewards. Should you find it quite complicated, fret not. There are lots of guides out there that will help.

What is important is you can outweigh the benefits of getting your car battery reconditioned. If you see it more convenient, then you might want to learn to do such a simple task. It is not complicated as you might think.

With the increasing prices of just about everything including car batteries, you might want to look for a much cheaper alternative. Learning to restore a car battery is one good example. Get to understand what it is all about and who knows how much you can save for knowing how to go over such undertaking.

How Batteries Work

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 15:31
Batteries are an essential part of our daily lives, running our cars, laptops, watches, cell-phones, cameras and the remote controls of all our gadgets and devices. Yet, we pay little attention to these little marvels until something goes wrong. Only when batteries fail do we realize how difficult things would be without this invention. Most of us only have a vague idea about how batteries work, thanks to the ubiquitous lemon-cell experiment carried out in our high school science lab years ago. The battery reactions and chemistry that generate battery power are actually quite fascinating. Read on to find out how batteries work and to learn more about this amazing everyday object.

how rechargeable batteries work
That tiny button battery in your watch is basically a mini lab of chemicals, the combination of which has been chosen to result in an electrochemical reaction. This type of reaction produces electrons, which pass through a wire, or circuit to create electricity. All sorts of chemicals and heavy metals are used in batteries, from the manganese alkaline in your everyday copper-top to mercury and silver in button cells, lithium in your cell-phone battery and lead acid in auto batteries. Regardless of the type of battery all batteries share the same basic structure, featuring a positive terminal or a cathode, a negative terminal or an anode, and an electrolyte.

Electrochemical reactionWhen a battery is placed into an electronic device, it gains access to a circuit which connects the negative and positive terminals. This circuit remains unclosed until an ‘on’ switch is pressed. When the circuit is closed, the electrons now have a means to correct their imbalance by moving towards the positive terminal. The movement of electrons along a wire is what we call ‘electricity’. The continuous flow of electrons from the negative to the positive terminals generates the electricity that powers our devices.

Attention: Battery Memory Effect

The reactions in a battery cause chemical changes in the materials used to create the anode and the cathode. Once all the materials have undergone this change, the battery is no longer able to create the electrochemical reaction which generates electricity. Because of this, all batteries run out eventually. When rechargeable batteries are charged you reverse the process used to generate electricity by moving the electrons in the opposite direction, from positive to negative. Once the electrons are repositioned at the negative terminal, the battery can be re-used.

This is a pretty basic explanation of how batteries work, but the same principles apply to all sorts of batteries. By using materials with different properties, including zinc sulfate, copper sulfate and acid, in the anode, cathode, electrolyte or wire, battery producers can voltage and current flow created by the battery. The duration which the battery lasts can also be varied to meet different needs.

Step-by-Step Guide That Teaches You How to Recondition Old Batteries

The Long Life NIMH Battery

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 15:27
Nowadays peoples lifestyle strongly relies on mobility. Due to cell phones, portable computers and other electronic devices people now are much more effective than ever before. Portable power sources are the basis of mobility.

Long Life of NIMH Battery
Luckily, the improvements in batteries keep up with the advancement of elctronic devices. Although they do not even use heavy-metal in the making NIMH batteries provide much more power than the traditional Ni-Cd cells. Sealed NIMH rechargeable batteries use a new technology that delivers perfect performance and envoronmental friendliness for modern mobile devices.

It is proven that NIMH bateries are a very attractve power source for modern electronics although they are still at an early stage of their development after being introduced in 1988.

Among the many improvements over Ni-Cd batteries NIMH batteries have a 40% higher power density. Batteries with higher energy density need to be recharged less frequently and therefore live longer. Also, they have a dramitacally shorter charging time of an hour. They are very safe and robust and withstand the rough conditions “consumer devices” are often exposed to. As they do not contain cadmium. mercury or lead as other batteries do they are more environmental friendly.

In devices, where the high performance of the battery directly translates into runtime, they are often preferred by customers. The reduced weight and volume also play an important role.

The technology used in NIMH and Ni-Cd batteries is very similar. The big difference is the use of hydrogen-absorbing negative electrodes in NIMH batteries in contrast to cadmium based electrodes in Ni-Cd batteries. This leads to a much higher electrical capacity and no more toxcicity. With the ellimination of cadmium, the “memory” effect does not apply to NIMH cells.

A build in safety vent prevents a pressure build up and therefore ensures maximum safety when exposed to high temperature, overcharging or other abuse. As long as they are dry and clean these batteries are easy to meintain. Even in storage it does not matter whether they are charged or discharged.

Step-by-Step Guide That Teaches You How to Recondition Old Batteries

Super Easy Techniques For Improving Battery Life

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 15:25
Without exception, batteries will fail at some point, when they have been in use for a while. However if that happens prematurely it is a major frustration for most people.

Tips For Improving Battery Life
It is commonly believed that the life of a battery is extended when you switch the device off, but it is more the opposite. The startup process usually takes most of the power, therefore it will increase power consumption to shut down a device and restart it after only a short while.

Automobile and MotorcycleYou should definitely use a heat shield or case to protect the battery from the hot temperatures under the hood Keeping the battery always charged will extend it’s life. During the hot season the electrolyte levels should be checked frequently. It was shown in recent studies, that if the battery is placed outside the engine compartment it lives 8 months longer. Lately, manufacturers have started moving the battery to the trunk or the passenger compartment to reduce heat damage. You can also use wet batteries, that are vented to the outside or cells that do not produce gas when recharged. When you drive infrequently and only short distances the battery might be permanently undercharged, accumulate lead sulfate (sulfation) and eventually loose capacity. Use an external battery for charging.

All batteries are heavily depended on temperature. If you ensure that the battery is not exposed to heat you will be able to dramatically extend it’s life. Naturally, the higher the temperature, the faster i the chemical reaction. Use deionized or demineralized water to water the battery more often. You can however use rain water as a substitute in emergencies. Besides lowered temperature it is primarily the number of charge and discharge cycles that improves battery life. Especially under very cold conditions you need to keep unused batteries fully charged.

Attention: How To Improve Battery Life

Portable Electronic DevicesWhenever possible the brightness of the screen should be reduced whenever possible to improve the battery life of laptops, iPods, cell phones etc. It is unnecessary to leave the brightness at 100% at night or when you are in a dark room. You should lower the brightness, so that the screen can be seen without any strain on the eye. You can also shorten the time in which the back-light stays on when not in use. Taking the iPod as an example, it should be OK to reduce the time from 10 seconds to 2 seconds. For laptops it is recommended to set them in hibernate mode when not in use.
In order to increase battery life all devices should be operated at moderate volume. It often helps to use more powerful headphones and leave the device’s volume at 50%.

Especially applications that tun in the background need a lot of power. All unused applications should be shut down. De-fragmentation helps using the hard drive more efficiently and reduces energy consumption. Remember to automatically send the computer to standby mode after a certain idle time. In any case resuming will be more efficient than completely restarting the computer. Remove CDs and DVDs from the drive, when you don’t need them, as it takes more power, when the drive spins up.

Wi-Fi ApplicationsIncreasing the battery capacity or reducing the WI-FI power consumption will prolong the battery life of your WI-FI application Although it is not a problem to use a battery with more capacity, it will often be bigger and more expensive. That leaves us with reducing the power consumption of the device, which is possible by increasing the standby time and reducing the time of the active cycle. On the iPod you can easily switch off the WiFi when not in use to save energy.

The simple tips for reduced power consumption will dramatically prolong the life of your batteries. Once you get used to it, you can easily implement these common sense techniques.

Step-by-Step Guide That Teaches You How to Recondition Old Batteries

The Battery Memory Effect

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 15:23
The memory effect relates to the loss of capacity in certain types of batteries, when they are not charged correctly. The batteries that suffer from the memory effect are many of those rechargeable batteries we use everyday for our clocks, mobile phones, radios, laptops and so on. The batteries of our electronic device, even if charged properly, seems to loose power more and more quickly. But that’s only what it seems like. In truth the batteries, during the charging process, “think” that they are fully charged when they are not and the indicators shows us a 100% charge level when in reality this level is much lower.

The Battery Memory Effect
The memory effect is a common phenomenon in Ni-Cd or NIMH rechargeable batteries and if you act it time it can actually be reversed.

The main cause of the memory effect is that when we use a battery, we recharged it repeatedly without it being fully discharged. When the active materials in the a battery are not fully used, their composition will change. Once the composition is changed cells inside the battery retain less energy than before. Now, if there is less energy than before means it will be also less time of use than before. What you can do against the “memory effect”? The solution is quite simple. When the battery is fully discharged, charge it again! But you must do this only when the battery is not currently used. If necessary, repeat this action several times in succesion. The effect will not last forever but in most cases it will significantly improve your battery performance and life.

Attention: Techniques For Improving Battery Life

Sometimes other issues get confused with the “memory effect”: The quality of batteries decreases with extensive use. An old battery will not provide as much energy as a new one. Also, some false handling can permanently damage a battery. You should never overcharge a battery or force a rapid discharge.

The memory effect can be avoided quite easily if, during battery life, you follow the directions. Remember : no overcharge, no forced discharge and, the most important, in case of Ni-Cd/Ni-Mh batteries, charge the battery only when it is fully discharged.

Step-by-Step Guide That Teaches You How to Recondition Old Batteries

What Makes Ni-Cd Rechargeable Batteries Popular!

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 15:01
The technology of Ni-Cd rechargeable battery was born in 1899 when Waldmar Jungner invented this type of battery. At that time, the material required to fabricate this type of battery was much more expensive compared for the material needed for other existing battery types. That’s why, for the next almost 50 years, Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries were used only for special scientific projects. That changed in 1947 when people started to research a compact Ni-Cd rechargeable battery which recombines its internal gases instead of eliminating them, during the charging process. This important step was made possible through a french man, by the name Neumann

Ni-Cd Rechargeable Batteries
Among the rechargeable batteries, Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries remain a popular choice for applications like laptops, emergency medical devices, professional cameras or wireless phones. Over 50% of all portable rechargeable batteries are Ni-Cd. In addition there is a another type of Ni-Cd batteries, that is sealed. This variety is used for toys and other portable electronics like radios.The introduction of newer elements for batteries decreased the use of Ni-Cd batteries. However, the limitations of alternative elements gave birth to a renewed interest for Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries. For Ni-Cd batteries, some distinct advantages over others are:
  • Quick and easy to load;
  • Number of cycles of loading / unloading (if maintained
correctly, a Ni-Cd battery has over a thousand charge / discharge cycles);
  • Excellent load capacity, even at low temperatures;
  • Easy to store and carry ( Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries are accepted by most airlines );
  • Easy to recharge after long storage;
  • Non-hazardous in case of misuse;
  • Economic price;
  • Found in variety of sizes and configurations;
The Ni-Cd battery is a workhorse. Outstanding performance can be achieved by switching loading pulses with discharge pulses. Commonly known as “reverse workload”, this method gives rise to a higher gear loading and ensure long battery life. Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries perform best if they are unloaded periodically.

Attention: 9 Myths About Car Batteries

As a minus, Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries have what we call “memory effect”. Usually, this “memory effect” is a consequence of long term use. Due to wear, at a time batteries start to “think”, while they are loaded, that they are full loaded even if they’re not. For example, it shows a 100% charged status but, in reality, batteries are loaded only about 70%. A solution for this problem could be next: when you have this problem wait for the battery to be absolutely uncharged and only then charge the battery again. This method is called “full recharge cycle”.

Finally, If we look carefully at benefits and disadvantages of using Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries we will see that the balance tilts obviously to use this kind of batteries. They are resistant,they are easy to handle and the most important, they have a very long life.

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The Benefits of Lead Acid Batteries

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 14:58
The lead-acid batteries are currently the most common energy source used to start vehicle engines and to supply electricity to everything electronic in a car when the engine is off. That’s why the lead-acid batteries are also called “starting batteries”. They were invented by a French engineer in 1850 and since then are the market leader in the automotive industry, despite numerous discoveries in the field.

Benefits of Lead Acid Batteries
Lead-acid Batteries are made of positive and negative internal plates of lead, synthetic porous separator plates, electrolyte (a dilute solution of sulfuric acid and water) and terminals of lead (the connection between the battery and the body who needs energy). The manufacturing process begins with the production of carcasses (one piece). The withstand the electrolyte, the recipient for cars is made of polypropylene. For a 12-volt battery, one piece is divided into six divisions (cells) .

The production process continues with the assembly of grills, covered with a paste of lead oxide, and with getting boards made of lead and other metals. A battery must have positive and negative plates to transmit power. Then a paste containing lead oxide, sulfuric acid and water is applied to the grid. Materials made of various sulfide powders are added to the paste to achieve negative charged plates. Inside the battery positive plates and negative plates must be separated to prevent short circuits.

Separators are thin plastic films used as insulators between positive and negative plates. The pores from separators allow electrical current to flow between the plates while preventing short circuits. In the next phase, a positive plate is paired with a negative plate and a separator. This package is called element, and we will found one in each cell. Items are placed in one piece. The cells are joined by metal to conduct electrical current. Lead terminals are welded. After the battery is filled with electrolyte the cap is attached.

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The simple production process and choice of material grant that lead-acid batteries are not expensive!
Lead-acid batteries store energy for later use by saving power from a chemical reaction that occurred between the two different materials of the positive and negative plate placed in the electrolyte. In a normal lead-acid battery, the voltage is approximately 2V / cell, so a total of 12V. The battery current is released as soon as there is a circuit between positive and negative terminal. This process makes rate of self-recharge to be at about 40% in a year.

Nowadays, with science advancing fast, there are many technologies and types of lead-acid batteries.
For example, the newest type of battery is Absorbed Glass Mat batteries. Those batteries are more dependable, their emissions are at a very low level and also their self-discharge is extremely little, only 1-3% per month.

If a performant and cheap energy source is needed “lead-acid batteries” are usually the best choice!

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How to Dispose of Batteries

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 14:55
A staggering number of batteries are used each day to operate the increasing list of gadgets we consider necessities. These include cars, watches, mobile phones, laptops, all sorts of remote controls, toys and personal game consoles. In the United States alone, close to 3 billion batteries are purchased annually. The number of batteries in circulation is a matter for concern because batteries contain acidic and alkaline chemicals and heavy metals such as mercury and lead, which pose a threat to the environment.

Dispose of Batteries
Knowing how to dispose of batteries correctly is confusing since there are so many types of batteries, each requiring a specific disposal method. Add to that the extra hassle of proper disposal and it’s no wonder that many people resort to throwing their batteries out with the household trash. However, battery disposal, like other garbage disposal, is increasingly being regulated because of the danger batteries present to the environment.

Most commonly used batteries, such as alkaline and carbon-zinc AA, AAA and D cells, are categorized as household waste and can be thrown into the trash. However, local regulations regulating household trash still apply. On the other hand, batteries which contain substances like mercury oxide, silver oxide, for example, the button cell in watches and hearing aids, are considered hazardous waste. To dispose of these responsibly, find a hazardous waste or battery recycling collection point.

Lithium batteries, usually found in cameras and calculators, and rechargeable nickel-cadmium cells for cell-phones and laptops are not hazardous, but the preference is to recycle these items. The lead acid car batteries in your car, truck or bike are toxic waste and must not be disposed of according to local regulations, for example, by dropping them off at the mechanic’s or auto shop where you bought them. In some parts of the U.S., where a ‘core fee’ is applied to all new auto battery purchases, returning the old battery earns you a ‘core fee’ waiver. To prevent possible explosions, batteries must never be placed in areas where they might be exposed to heat or fire.

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While many batteries can be thrown out with your regular trash, they are still an environmental hazard. The most responsible thing you can do is to limit your use of these items by replacing them only when completely depleted. Keeping track of developments in batteries and electronics, as well as in battery recycling initiatives, will also help you make more earth-friendly lifestyle choices.

The increasing regulations on battery disposal along with the effort involved to adhere to these laws have prompted a renewed interest in the re-use and reconditioning of batteries. Even with proper disposal, for example dropping your old cell-phone into manufacturer run collection-boxes, used batteries often end up in hazardous waste landfills where their toxic substances leach into the ground.

As people grow more aware of the need for earth-friendly lifestyle practices, the popularity of reconditioned and rechargeable batteries is also increasing. This is good news for entrepreneurs, who can take advantage of the business potential while providing a much-needed service for the community. Re-using and reconditioning batteries, along with proper battery disposal will help reduce the environmental effects of toxic battery waste.

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How to Clean Leaking Batteries

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 14:47
Although various metals and chemicals are used to create different batteries, all batteries feature a negative and a positive terminal and an electrolyte. This electrolyte can leak out of the battery casing, causing corrosion and mess. Most of us will have encountered a battery leak at some point, when changing household remote control batteries. This type of battery leak is usually minor, but the chemicals from a battery can damage electronics and engine parts.

Clean Leaking Batteries
The corrosive or acidic chemicals are also potentially dangerous to humans. Learning how to clean different sorts of battery spills can protect your household equipment, and more importantly, your loved ones.

When attempting to handle chemical substances, certain precautions must be taken. The same goes for any attempt to clean battery spills. Batteries contain caustic or acidic chemicals such as potassium hydroxide and ammonium chloride, so always clean battery leakage in a well-ventilated area. Using gloves and eye protection is also recommended. It goes without saying that before you start to clean the inside of an electronic device, it should be switched off and disconnected. Remove the leaking batteries and dispose of them according to instructions.

Next, you need to determine whether you are cleaning an alkaline battery leak or a leak from an acid battery. Chances are you will have discarded the packaging, but the battery itself often indicates its type. If unsure, do not proceed because using the wrong cleaning method is risky. Use the label as a guide and check online, or call the manufacturer to be certain.

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To clean battery spillage, you need to neutralize the leaking chemical. Alkaline batteries contain caustic base solutions. To clean an alkaline-based battery leak, you will need an old glass, lemon juice, some water and a rag. Create a solution by adding water to lemon juice at a ratio of 3:1, for example, 30 ml of water to 10 ml of lemon juice. Soak up the solution with your rag and wipe any area affected by the battery spill.

On the other hand, acidic batteries such as nickel cadmium batteries leak chemical acid, so the idea is to neutralize the acidity. Making a paste out of baking soda and water is the simplest way to clean an acid battery leak. Water should never be applied directly to an acid, so the paste should not be too watery. Add water gradually to the baking soda and stop when the paste is spreadable. Instead of a rag, you can use cotton buds to or a toothbrush for hard-to-reach areas. Spread the mixture on the affected areas and wait a few minutes before wiping it off. Whichever type of battery leak you are cleaning, make sure that you remove all traces of the solution or paste before putting in new batteries.

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