Batteries

Power Packs in Use

Batteries are a part of everyday life. Batteries supply the power to household equipment and business machines. And with industrial and emergency lighting battery packs working unseen in the background. It's easy to see how dependent we are on them. Duracell Plus batteries have made many of our work tools and equipment portable. We can now use them in places that would not usually be possible. But, when not in use you should store them away. And, make sure they are never left inside equipment for extended periods of time. This could cause the terminals to corrode as well as leakage and damage. And they should always be in a clean dry environment, so they are ready for use when needed. (continued below)

Rechargeable Batteries

The rechargeable batteries are the better choice. They will save you money as well as reduce your carbon footprint. The initial price may be more than standard batteries. But, rechargeable batteries will allow you to use them over and over. After the first few charges, they will have paid for themselves. After that, you will be using them for free. By using rechargeable batteries it means far fewer batteries are being produced. That reduces pollution making them a friendlier choice.

The range of rechargeable batteries has grown. There is now a replacement for every type of non-rechargeable. They are more popular than ever before because of the long-term saving. Unfortunately, even rechargeable batteries do not last forever. There are only so many times that they will discharge and then recharge. Rechargeable batteries charge in cycles, so many charges and so many discharges. That will only happen for a limited number of times and at some time they will need replacing.

Battery Recycling and Disposal

The disposal of batteries is now a major concern. Because of the toxic chemicals they contain. It is no longer allowed to throw them out with the rubbish. You must recycle them to stop hazardous materials entering landfill sites. If you don't, they will contaminate water and soil. They contain at least one of nine metals. They include cadmium, nickel, cobalt, lead, silver, zinc, mercury, manganese and lithium. Recycling them means the removal of fewer raw materials from the ground. That will save resources. And, it will mean thousands of tonnes of recovered metals. Metals and other materials that will manufacture replacements.

 

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