Batteries are one thing that a lot of us depend on.
Many people don’t know that a potential charge or two can be left behind in alkaline batteries that were thought to have run their course.
There are products available to help extract that last bit of power, and you can also make your own battery reviver at home with a few supplies to extend their lifespan and also prolong their trip to the recycler for as long as possible.
The Battery Wizard for alkaline batteries is one example of a product on the market to bring back non-rechargeables another time or two. This particular model only works on alkaline types and probably won’t revive totally dead batteries.
Some battery chargers that have been reviewed and tested have sometimes been found to not produce as much recharge power as promised, only providing a few more weak uses. Although this may be better than nothing, and having one is possibly a good idea if tons of batteries are lying around. If not, perhaps paying a little more for rechargeable batteries instead of spending the cash on another gadget may be a better choice.
You can also recharge your own alkaline batteries at home to get about the same effect. A tutorial on instructables has thorough directions using a cellphone charger to generate a little life back into batteries. Though it may not make more than a couple of extra uses for almost lifeless batteries, it is helpful to know how to do it.
Basic science experiments teach that it is possible to produce small charges from certain types of produce, like potatoes and lemons, for example. However, there is a fresh natural charging material being looked at for its potential to extend battery life.
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Clemson University have examined how to make certain types of batteries work longer and be more ecological to manufacture. They found that a common brown algae derivative may be capable of making lithium-ion batteries more resourceful and graphite built anodes run more efficiently.
By looking at polymers made from the cellulose structures in plants, this led them to examine the potential of water based plants. Their studies have shown that when composed of the algae substance instead of what lithium-ions usually contain, they can form a silicon anode capable of powering the battery.
In addition, using an organic compound creates a battery that is more environmentally inclined to make. The algae substance reportedly can also be dissolved in water, unlike the chemical counterparts that contain large amount of non-water soluble chemicals.
The future of batteries may be much different as science uncovers more naturally based ways to power up gadgets and run necessary devices.
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