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How to Get the Most out of your Batteries

It is almost always the way that the energy from batteries run out just at the time when you most need them. Whether it is a toy, remote control or video game, it is always at the most critical point when your battery runs out – miles from a shop or plug to recharge them – and when you need them the most. Whilst it is a good idea to have some spare batteries at hand – especially if you have something for which batteries are imperative, it is good practise to save money and energy by understanding how to...

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Electrical Equipment and Battery Recycling

In today`s world, those who are conscious of the environment in which they live are acutely aware of the benefits of recycling our waste products. With batteries and electrical equipment, taking them to be recycled is even more important as it can be hazardous to throw them into the `normal` bin which gets sent to the landfill waste. Old BatteriesOld batteries, even if they don`t work anymore, contain hazardous substances and chemicals which can cause damage to the environment as well as the potential risk of explosion if incinerated. This means that old batteries shouldn`t be disposed of into landfill...

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Why Big Brands Are Best

Christmas time is a busy time for battery sellers, what with the growth in electronic Christmas presents. A lot of parents get caught out with not having a stock pile of batteries to power the wealth of new electronic pressies which are being received. There is almost always a present that appears which doesn`t have the batteries that it requires included and this is why, at Christmas time especially, families need to stock up on them. If you are buying a greater number of batteries it is easy to think that you can get away with buying a cheaper brand,...

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Why do lithium Batteries Explode?

There has been a lot in the press recently about the lithium batteries in Samsung mobile phones exploding when they are being charged. So what is it all about? Why are they exploding? And are lithium batteries in general a safe battery to use? Lithium BatteriesThe problem that has happened with these lithium batteries is that when they are being put to charge, or if there is any kind of manufacturing mistake, a short circuit can be caused, sometimes causing the battery to catch fire. In lithium batteries, there are three components – the cathode, the anode and the lithium....

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