How to Feel Good About Wearing Out a Battery

How to Feel Good About Wearing Out a Battery

From Zaeem Doger

I'm raising money for a cause I care about, but I need your help to reach my goal! Please become a supporter to follow my progress and share with your friends.

Support this campaign

Subscribe to follow campaign updates!

More Info

Batteries in this time period also have obtained a quantum leap ahead in reliability. Reliability in this context meaning not only the capacity to fit, replace and drain a battery but eliminating a spent set of cells and using the apparatus in precisely the exact same state as when added.

You have seen it rusty, brown, poisonous smelling liquid that corrodes whatever it touches. This facet has been extremely costly as quantified by replacement price not just of these batteries but the whole apparatus if not found in time.

Main cells, when completely discharged needed to be substituted in complete and invisibly into the regional landfill. The spent cells dropped through the years and leached to the groundwater. Government authorities addressed these and this poisonous substances were banned from landfills. Mandatory recycling programs have been implemented to substitute the landfill operations.

Main cells when fabricated and discharged produce an excessive quantity of waste and utilize a similar quantity of resources. 1 cubic yard of single use batteries could hypothetically electricity one hundred radios for fourteen days. The cells are bulky and heavy and, even following to their fabrication, produce a great deal of pollution through handling and transportation, all of the while utilizing an ever dwindling supply of fossil fuel.

Yes replacing main batteries with rechargeable cells utilizes roughly 0.5percent of their raw materials,0.5percent of their logistical requirements using a corresponding decrease in waste and needs 0.5percent of the tools necessary to recycle cells. Yes recycling comes with an environmental effect albeit a very small fraction of this"Throw and Go" mindset.

Further refinements from the battery life commonly used now enormously improved the run time whilst concurrently reducing the weightreduction. Batteries accounts for approximately half of the weight of the cordless power tools so a 30% decrease in a battery fat equates to a 15% overall decrease in the whole tool. This decrease might not be readily evident to anyone who hasn't used a cordless instrument at an overhead environment however 15 percent may make a big difference in productivity all time decreasing likelihood of workplace injury caused by fatigue.

Improvements in total power output of producing mobile have been accompanied by a pronounced gain in the use of prepackaged cells, in other words, Sub C battery cells welded together in a form inherent to human manufacturers layout.

Prepacks don't lend themselves to simple cell replacement since they're constructed using tamper proof screws (mostly #10 Torx) and the cells are linked with an industry specific side-by-side spot welder not easily available to anybody but producers or committed rebuilders of prepacks.

Now's prepack cells are mostly LIon 18650's or NiCd sub C. Neither of those cells have been purchased and sold in the regional Radio Shack.

Now's prepacks have taken a step backward in recycling simplicity. They've gone from readily recycled human cells to unitary packs included of numerous disparate materials (like PC boards for LIon) all with distinct advocated methods of recycling.

This issue however has been addressed. There's currently available a worldwide prepack battery rebuild kit comprising all new updated internals while perusing all of the links, shell etc.. Beginning with a tamper proof torx wrench and end with brand new sub c cells and also the last bit of insulating material paper until the top half is replaced, all drained components are replaced with fresh.

Campaign Wall

Join the Conversation

Sign in with your Facebook account or