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Advantages of Low Discharge Rechargeable Batteries

Posted by David Schliep on

August 9th, 2012 The Advantage Of Low Discharge Batteries Low Discharge Batteries are rapidly becoming the battery of choice for many users of rechargeable batteries for several reasons: 1.  Ease of Operation. You can use these batteries just like an alkaline. Not need to worry about getting them back on the charger after use. They remain charged in stand-by mode for up to one yr. 2.  Higher Capacity.  The newer versions now tout higher capacities that rival the standard high-capacity rechargeables. For example, our new Ansmann 9V 300 mah is a low self discharge battery that has a higher capacity...

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Horizon Battery Introduces New 12-bay AA AAA Battery Charger

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April 24th, 2012 We’re pleased to announce the addition of our 12-bay battery charger to our arsenal of quality AA and AAA chargers. This inexpensive automated charger works well with both Max E  low discharge batteries as well as Ansmann high capacity cells. Horizon’s New 12-Bay AA-AAAA Battery Charger This LCD Microprocessor controlled, 12 position battery charger boasts the follow features: Suitable for 1-12 pieces of AA or AAA N-iMH Ni-Cad rechargeable batteries Built-in IC and Advanced Delta-V charging control function Individual monitoring/charging of cells Overheat, over-current, and short-circuit protection Detection of non-rechargeable and defective battery LCD indicator for individual...

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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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Shrink your energy footprint

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For the gear you have: Even when they’re not in use, many house-hold appliances suck up juice. Pull the plug on wasteful habits and save. By Alex Pham Los Angeles Times Staff Writer February 24, 2008 The average American home contains 25 consumer electronics devices. So to go green, start with what you’ve got. First, get a handle on your current electricity usage. A device called Kill A Watt, from P3 International Corp., makes for a nifty parlor game of Guess Watt with anything that plugs into a socket. One surprise might be how much energy some devices use even...

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