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High Quality Rechargeable Batteries

Posted by David Schliep on

May 2nd, 2012 What constitutes a high quality rechargeable battery? This is not as simple as some may think.  As the public becomes more aware of the “green” value of rechargeable batteries, there is a growing list of new battery brands popping up.  It  reminds me of the “natural foods” phenomenon that occurred when the major food brands were challenged about the nutritional value of their products. Suddenly, every cereal, bread, snack, etc.,  starting touting the label “all natural.” And so it goes with the rechargeable battery industry. Here a few ways to tell if you’re getting  high quality rechargeable...

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Lithium Batteries Now Available at Horizon Battery

Posted by David Schliep on

March 6th, 2012 We’ve added several types of primary batteries to our arsenal of products. The Ansmann Extreme Lithium Batteries are sure to be a winner for those who are looking for high quality lithium batteries. These batteries last 7X longer than standard alkaline batteries and are much lighter.  Another benefit is that our lithium batteries have a shelf life of over 10 years. Lest you forget, we still advocate the use of rechargeable batteries whenever possible. Over time, a rechargeable battery will still be the best money saving (and planet-saving) investment you can make. So, when should you use...

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High Capacity Rechargeable Batteries Are Still Preferred For Professional Use

Posted by David Schliep on

February 14th, 2012 While there has been an onslaught of low discharge rechargeable batteries on the market over the last several years, most professional users of rechargeables still prefer high capacity rechargeable batteries. Why? Two reasons. First, most professionals are using their rechargeable batteries on a daily basis, so the need for batteries that have a long shelf life is not necessary. Most pro-users choose a good reconditioning charger like the Energy 8 Plus or Energy 16 battery charger and leave the batteries on the charger until ready for use. This assures the batteries are fully charged for maximum usage....

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The Ever, Never Changing World Of Rechargeable Batteries

Posted by David Schliep on

January 13th, 2012 Rechargeable batteries have come a long way from the early days. Well, maybe. Sometimes, I wish the manufacturers had waited before introducing them. Without giving away my actual age, as a kid I can remember the first set of “rechargeables” that made it’s way to our home. They were made by General Electric and consisted of a rudimentary “cook your battery” battery charger and a set of Ni-Cad cells. My parents – in good faith – tried them, and because of lousy performance, eventually gave up. The promise of “never buy batteries again” was soon laughable and...

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Choose The Right Batteries And Minimize The Effect Of Batteries On The Environment

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October 28th, 2011   Although many electrical items these days feature inbuilt rechargeable lithium batteries, many of the items we use such as flashlights still need to use standard 9v batteries. Children’s toys in particular seem to go through an alarming volume of batteries. There is no excuse these days.  However, having said that for not using 9v rechargeable batteries. Not only does it make sense from a financial standpoint but also from an environmental one. It normally requires a large quantity of energy to manufacture batteries in large volumes, meaning the burning of fossil fuels. The burning of such...

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