Recharge it! – What battery manufacturers don’t want you to know!

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=g0JbNX4K4fQ&feature=related

Pretty cool, huh? There are even ways to recharge your tired laptop battery!

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About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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