How to recondition a battery
Have you every wondered how to recondition a battery? Car batteries in particular can be rather expensive. What if you could recondition one for a fraction of the cost?
Does reconditioning batteries really work?
Even if you buy the best quality batteries available on the market today the quality is going to degrade. The battery will hold less and less charge and it will finally fail. At that point, you will have to go out and buy a new battery. That means profit for battery manufacturers but money out of pocket for you.
Chances are you’ve never tried to recondition a battery before. In the past you have probable thrown out perfectly good batteries that you thought were dead. You might have been able to recondition them.
Now, there are massive battery-reconditioning centers coming up across the nation. These centers buy batteries by the ton, and which can process and recondition a few hundred thousand batteries every day. But, that’s profit for the person running the center.
Can you recondition batteries, safely, within your own home?
And the answer to that simple question is a simple ‘yes’.
No longer do you need to throw away batteries that are not holding a charge properly. Even the ones which have died can usually be reconditioned. With a little basic knowledge, you can recondition a battery and bring it up to full charge.
However, you can’t reasonably expect the manufacturers of your batteries to tell you that this is possible. If they told you that they could be reconditioned every battery that failed would cut into their profits.
Large-scale battery manufacturers want you to go out and buy a new battery whenever a battery performs poorly. But, now you don’t have to do it.
So, what sort of batteries can be reconditioned?
The answer is that just about any sort of battery there is responds to one reconditioning process or another. Yes, there are different reconditioning processes for each kind of battery that is available, and the reconditioning process for one type of battery doesn’t work for another kind of battery.
It might sound complicated, but actually it isn’t.
Each reconditioning process is usually very simple and brings that specific type of battery back to full charge very easily. The reason why different reconditioning processes are needed for different batteries is that the operating principle of each battery is usually entirely different.
For example, there is a separate reconditioning process for nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride batteries. Similarly, the reconditioning process for a lead-acid battery is completely different, because a lead-acid battery works on completely different principles.
A lithium-ion battery is perhaps the hardest to recondition, because it is a battery that is actually dangerously unstable and the user is only protected from this instability by a special protection circuit.
But, if you know what you’re doing and if you use the right charging equipment, even a lithium-ion battery will respond to reconditioning. So, don’t spend a lot of money on buying new batteries that you don’t need when you can recondition your old ones.
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