24 September 2010
Have you ever noticed how relatively short-lived some of those rechargeable battery packs that power portable tools can be? Over time they get more and more ineffective, and when you finally decide to buy a battery pack, you find that they are so expensive, that you may as well buy a new tool.
Well, not any more – this is what battery manufacturers dont want you to know… By zapping a dead battery pack with a DC current, you can shake life into dormant NiCad crystals. Your cordless drill will perform like new! My husband successfully used a car battery charger to revive ours, and for the $85 we just saved by not having to buy a new battery pack, he can take me out to dinner – ha! Youtube is full of instructional videos, but you can start by copying this link into your browser:
Pretty cool, huh? There are even ways to recharge your tired laptop battery!