Reconditioning old batteries and reviving batteries which appear to be dead is not a major problem once you know how. To learn how to recondition batteries requires little outlay with many experts on the net giving the low-down for well under forty bucks.
Once you have learned the methods (there are one or two, depending on the type of battery) the costs per battery are extremely low and the effort involved to recondition an old battery very low indeed. If you learn how to recondition a battery, you may even find it to be a profitable business venture on a small or larger scale. Handy resources will be referred to later in the article.
Although it isn’t hard to recondition or revive a battery, excellence in anything should never be underestimated. To learn how to fix a battery to its original state, it is crucial to understand the following.
Simple techniques to revive a completely dead battery back to 100 % of its original charge capacity (full power) are readily available. It’s really not that difficult. Keep in mind that rechargeable batteries enable users to forget about power cables which hinder manipulation of power tools, for example and restrict movement of any device to length of the cable from a power source.
Think about how many devices requiring electricity for power are portable nowadays. Okay, the type of battery may vary – be it for a fork-lift, a cell phone, a golf cart, power tools or iPods, to mention just a few – but for each type of battery there are quick and easy ways to revive them. I would stress again that the methods are cost effective whether for purely personal use or for a business.
To learn how to recondition automotive batteries, motorcycle batteries, marine batteries and motorized wheelchairs batteries is of great interest for people in all countries. In the States these batteries are expensive for any user and there will be an ever increasing market for reconditioned batteries when the cost of a new one is looked at. Conversely, there exists an ever increasing market in third-world countries where the price of a new battery is also prohibitive.
It is important to take on board that the unhealthy (if not dead) condition of a battery can be due to its charger which frequently malfunctions. But, much more frequently, it is the battery which is murdering the charger. So it is unfortunately common to find people replacing a perfectly good charger, in the belief that the charger is the problem, only to find it destroyed by the real culprit – the battery. Once a battery’s ‘natural’ lifespan has been exhausted it must be properly reconditioned in order for it not to be a threat to equipment and chargers.
It is also essential to know how to accurately measure the charge capacity of the battery in question. Of course this varies, but once you know precisely how much energy a battery can store at a given time, you can begin to assess the improvement you have made to its performance.
The importance of knowing how to revert a reversed cell can not be overstated. It is one of the first things to evaluate about a dead battery. You won’t be able to do anything with it until you have fixed the reversed cell.
One of the best things to understand is exactly why it is that a battery needs reconditioning. A new battery develops a memory effect but, guess what, reconditioning a battery properly should dispel this effect completely. Now that is some feat and means it is possible to continually rejuvenate suspect batteries.