Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Reconditioning Batteries

Reconditioning  Batteries
Your battery will stop working at some point, particularity if in use for long periods of time. What frustrates people the most is premature battery failure.
Most think that turning your devices off will extend battery life, but the opposite happens. Devices consume more power when they are starting up, so turning them off is not such a good idea if they are going to be switched on frequently.
Cars and Various Automobiles
It is important to protect the car battery from heat under the hood temperatures with the use of a case or a heat shield. The battery life can be extended by keeping the battery charged at all times. Electrolyte levels will have to be checked frequently during the hot months. A recent study revealed that relocating the battery outside the engine compartment has increased its life by almost eight months. Many car manufacturers have already started locating the battery to the trunk or inside the car to avoid the heat from under the hood temperatures. It also helps to use wet batteries vented to the outside or cells that do not produce gas when recharged. Based on the driving of each individual, some batteries are undercharged and this leads to suffocation, where lead sulfate gets accumulated, reducing the battery capacity. You can use an external for charging.
The temperature is the most important factor to consider in any battery. Ensuring they are not exposed to too much heat can extend the life of a battery. It is common sense that high temperatures lead to faster chemical reactions. Using demineralized or deionized water and watering your battery often will help. In an emergency rain water could be used as a good substitute. In addition to the temperature, a reduction in the number of discharge/charge cycles significantly improves battery service life. In extremely cold climates, the car battery needs to be continuously kept fully charged when not in use.
Portable Electronic Devices
Battery life can be increased for iPods, cell phones, laptops etc. One tip would be to lower your brightness when its not necessary. For example, when using these devices in a dark room, it is not necessary to set the brightness to 100%. The brightness can be lowered enough so that the screen can be seen without exerting any strain on the eyes can be done. The amount of time the backlight stays on can also be decreased. For iPods it doesn't have to stay on for 10 seconds, 2 second should be good enough. When your not using your laptops have them set to go into hibernation mode.
One most important point that not many people are aware of is that turning down the volume increases battery life. With the use of headphones you could have the volume at 50%.
Remember a real power hungry monster is the background applications. Stop everything that is not being used. You can reduce file scatter on your hard drive by defragmenting once in a while, this will greatly use less power. Send the computer into standby mode after a certain period of inactivity as it conserves battery. Stand by uses some power but not as much as starting the computer up. Another power hog is leaving a DVD or CD in the drive because of the power it uses when the drive spins up.
In Wi-Fi Applications
Battery life in Wi-Fi apps can be prolonged by either increasing battery capacity or reducing Wi-Fi product power consumption and through control methods. It is easy to increase battery capacity however, due to technological limits, it may lead to an increase in cost and size of the battery. By shortening the time of an active cycle or extending the stand by time would reduce power consumption will help the life span of your battery. By leaving the WiFi on, on your iPod when not in use uses a large amount of battery life so turn it off when not in use.
Your battery will stop working at some point, particularity if in use for long periods of time. What frustrates people the most is premature battery failure.
Most think that turning your devices off will extend battery life, but the opposite happens. Devices consume more power when they are starting up, so turning them off is not such a good idea if they are going to be switched on frequently.

Reconditioning Batteries

Reconditioning  Batteries Your battery will stop working at some point, particularity if in use for long periods of time. What frustrat...