Battery costs are huge, and they seem to be getting worse and worse. Any parent knows how frustrating buying batteries can be. No sooner have you replaced them in a toy, you find it left on the floor unattended, switched on and running flat again.
You can mitigate some of those inevitable costs of battery powered toys, devices and gadgets by using rechargeable rather than single use batteries, but they often seem to last less time and are more expensive to buy to start with. Of course, you can use most rechargeables many times, usually into the hundreds, but people often forget to take into account the cost of charging them over and over again, not to mention the inconvenience of doing so and remembering to switch them on and off.
So, what is the reality – do the numbers stack up?
Actually it’s an easy answer – a resounding yes! If you can put up with the constant charging, electricity is much cheaper than battery power so it only actually takes a few charging cycles to break even with rechargeables – for almost every type of battery it’s less than ten recharging cycles to become more affordable. What’s more, you can get around many of those problems with degrading life too with a simple procedure you can learn from the EZ Battery Reconditioning PDF by Tom Ericson. A PDF is an electronic document like a computerised book that you can usually read in your normal web browser like Chrome or Firefox.
A battery reconditioning business opportunity
Battery reconditioning is a process that’s normally more associated with car batteries, but can be applied to a lot more types of cell too. To make it worthwhile, you need to learn the secret to bringing batteries back to their former glory – it’s relatively straightforward but you’ll need a few hours to understand how it works, what to do and what you’ll need. Just like rechargeable batteries and chargers, there’s a bit of an outlay up front, but you’ll soon recoup that through saving on new batteries. What’s more, some people even charge (excuse the pun) for their expertise in reconditioning batteries for their friends and colleagues to cover costs, and some have even been known to set up in business!
We’re not suggesting you necessarily go to such extreme lengths – just to show you what’s possible with a little knowledge. Whether you take things further is up to you – but once you can recondition a battery you’ll have a skill that’s valuable not only for you but also for others – and that’s where the value is to sell on to other people.