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:!v=g0JbNX4K4fQ&feature=related

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


About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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