October 2013

  1. How to Repair a Laptop Battery

    How to Repair a Laptop Battery
    Like all energy storage devices, batteries that power a laptop eventually lose their capacity to hold a charge. Repairing a battery is generally more cost effective than replacing the whole thing because you can retain the digital circuitry that controls it. Laptops usually have a battery check program that enables you to evaluate the condition of the device. The program...
  2. The Dangers of Battery Acid

    The Dangers of Battery Acid
    Batteries are a common part of daily life; they provide power for everything from your car to your smartphone. Although batteries are inherently safe when intact, most battery types contain harmful chemicals that can cause problems if the leaked, including damage to the device holding the battery and anyone exposed to its contents. Understanding the dangers of battery acid can...
  3. A Day without Batteries

    A Day without Batteries
    Batteries are the unsung heroes of the modern electronic world. They have worked their way into the smallest nooks and crannies, powering and supporting everything from flashlights and portable clocks to automobiles, smartphones and more. Without batteries, the modern world would quickly grind to a halt. If these portable and dependable powerhouses stopped working for a day, the world would...
  4. Sulfation: What it is and How to Prevent it

    Sulfation: What it is and How to Prevent it
    Lead batteries feature several chemicals that interact with each other. When a battery is not used regularly, a chemical reaction called sulfation can occur. Starter batteries in vehicles and electric wheelchair batteries are at risk of developing the chemical process. When it occurs, the battery will struggle to receive, hold and produce a charge. Battery Details An everyday acid battery...
  5. 10 Things You Didn't Know About LEDs

    10 Things You Didn't Know About LEDs
    One of the biggest new trends in the world of home lighting is the transition from incandescent lights to energy-efficient, long-lasting LED bulbs. These light emitting diodes (LEDs) do come with a heftier price tag than other light bulb products, but if you take a look at some of the lesser known facts about this technology, you will soon discover...

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