Do you know the common thing that your toys have that make all sort of buzzing, flashing, and noisy toys?
Yes you heard it right that all of your toys come to life when they are powered with batteries. But all of your toys and electronic devices will stop working whenever the juices in its batteries fall by just 20%.
Before discussing about the hacks that will save your household you need to understand what household battery is. Household batteries are the small portable batteries that are used for day-to-day activities by people in devices such as radio, toys, flashlight, games, watches, calculator cameras, telephones etc.
Can you name one device in your house that run without battery?
I am sure you will not be able to. Today our world is almost controlled by our electronic devices which are powered by batteries. This is the reason why we tend to purchase rechargeable batteries. It is true that batteries are becoming an essential part of our lives because our lives revolve around electronic gadgets. It is also not possible to buy pack of batteries every alternative month. So, all we need those hacks that can save your thousands of money.
Here are some simple hacks that will save your back!
All batteries does not discharge equally
You might be surprised to know that when your device is ‘out of juice’ does not imply that every battery is fully consumed. You can test each one to find out which one is running out of charge. You can simply replace that particular battery with a fresh one.
For this you need a battery tester. If you notice carefully then you will get to see that in most devices, you put the batteries in series to increase voltage. This is the reason why you point batteries in different direction (this is also why a 9V lithium ion battery can be just 6AAAs, which have 1.5 V each).
So when your device stops functioning, all you have to do is to replace that one battery. Replacing one battery is cheaper than replacing all of them.
Remove batteries from storage
Before you put any item in storage, where you are not going to use them for a long time it is always wise to remove the batteries. This is because the alkaline battery will eventually leak and damage your devices, mainly if left alone for many months.
We have a habit of putting away kid’s toys with batteries when kids age out or lose interest. This should be stopped in order to save the batteries. Hence you can restore the energy of cr2 lithium batteries which has a self-life of near about 4 years.
Wait! Do not freeze your batteries!
If you think storing your batteries in refrigerator can bless long life to your batteries then let me tell you, this does not happen. On the contrary cold temperature storage can in fact harm your batteries if condensation results in corroded contacts due to extreme temperature storage. The only other lithium cell you will see around is cr123a 3v Lithium battery which has high cell voltage and long shelf life, which can be hampered if you freeze them.
Recharge alkaline battery with other alkaline battery
Are you aware that you can recharge an alkaline battery using other alkaline batteries?
Yes, you heard it right!
You can do it by taping them and waiting for a long time.
Rubbing battery contact
Do you have any idea what happens when you rub on the contacts of a battery? You are not recharging them rather you are cleaning off the connection points and improving conductivity.
You need to keep one thing in mind is that Battery is a chemical reaction and you are not reversing it when you rub a contact.
I hope this blog will act as an guide which will help you to save thousand.