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Expert Tips for Maximizing Laptop Battery Life

Posted by BatteryClerk on 4/27/2017
Expert Tips for Maximizing Laptop Battery Life

Expert Tips for Maximizing Laptop Battery Life

Find out how to maximize your laptop battery’s lifespan with these quick and simple long- and short-term methods.

How to Charge Your Cell Phone Battery Correctly

Posted by BatteryClerk on 4/27/2017
How to Charge Your Cell Phone Battery Correctly

How to Charge Your Cell Phone Battery Correctly

Read our expert tips on how to charge your cell phone battery correctly in order to maximize its lifespan.

The Dos and Don’ts of Charging Lead-Acid Batteries

Posted by BatteryClerk on 4/24/2017
The Dos and Don’ts of Charging Lead-Acid Batteries

The Dos and Don’ts of Charging Lead-Acid Batteries

Find out all the dos and don’ts when it comes to charging and taking care of lead-acid batteries to maximize their lifespan.

What is a UPS Battery for and Why Should I Care?

Posted by BatteryClerk on 1/18/2017
What is a UPS Battery for and Why Should I Care?

No matter where you live, we’ve all experienced them...power outages and surges. Yeah, they’re never convenient and often you have no clue when your power will be restored (unless you’re lucky enough to know someone at the power company). While most are simple inconveniences, for some, they can be pretty downright catastrophic to their home or business operation.

Do you have computers? Are you working with important data? What about medical devices? Or something else that simply cannot go down in the event of a power outage? If you have any of these, then you probably should care about UPS batteries, or “uninterrupted power sources”. Not convinced you should care about UPS batteries? Ok, I understand, but bear with me for a minute so I can run down a few myths about power to you. Ok? Awesome!


Mushroom Batteries

Posted by BatteryClerk on 10/8/2015
Mushroom Batteries

If You Think Mushrooms Are Only Good to Eat, Think Again!

Most of us eat mushrooms on pizza, spaghetti, and other foods, but we may soon be using them to power our mobile devices! U.S. researches have been testing a new lithium-ion battery made from portabella mushrooms, and they claim it works very well. This new battery could last longer than traditional batteries and it is friendlier to the environment.

How to Build a Flashlight with Dead Batteries

Posted by BatteryClerk on 9/10/2015
How to Build a Flashlight with Dead Batteries

How to Build a Flashlight with Dead Batteries

For those of you that love to tinker with gadgets, Popular Science put out a great how to guide on building a flashlight with dead batteries. In a nutshell, batteries from devices that we use are thrown away after they are unable to power up our devices. Although the batteries are considered dead, they actually have about 15% of a charge left. By combining multiple “dead” batteries, it is possible to have a 100% fully charged battery that can be used to build a flashlight. 

Man Eats Battery to Prove a Point

Posted by BatteryClerk on 9/4/2015
Man Eats Battery to Prove a Point

Jay Whitacre from Aquion Energy wanted to prove the battery his team developed was so clean, you can eat it. Well, Jay did just that and literally ate a piece of his battery’s electrodes! Although the battery most likely tasted horrible, it does prove that there are more eco-friendly ways to develop products known for their hazardous materials. This particular battery isn’t just an experiment, it is actually on the market already. 

Really? Eggs May Help Batteries Last Longer?

Posted by BatteryClerk on 8/14/2015
Really? Eggs May Help Batteries Last Longer?
Really? Eggs May Help Batteries Last Longer? 
Scientists at MIT and Tsinghua University, eggs may be the key to longer life in batteries. A nanoparticle battery electrode was developed that are similar to the structure of an egg. According to Engadget, "their invention, which houses a shape-changing aluminum "yolk" in a titanium dioxide cell, can go through charging cycles without degrading like the graphite electrodes in conventional power packs."